Ashgabat hosted an online seminar on social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship, best practices and lessons learnt were discussed during an OSCE-organized online seminar in Ashgabat on 20 and 21 June 2022.

The seminar brought together representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, commercial banks and other relevant institutions as well as the, Women’s Union and Youth Organization of Turkmenistan.

Two international experts from Germany and the Russian Federation presented best practices of the OSCE participating States in developing measures and tools for promoting social entrepreneurship as well as strengthening the role of women-entrepreneurs.

“Taking into account the topical agenda of the OSCE Chairmanship in 2022 and national priorities, the Centre has intensified co-operation with the government on using science and know-how tools for sustainable development and green recovery, encouraging collaborative approaches in digitalization processes, and further promoting entrepreneurship and economic opportunities for women,” said Ivana Markovic-Boskovic, Economic and Environmental Officer of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat. The experts touched upon the development of social entrepreneurship, and introduced measures to support social business, as well as financial instruments for its enhancement. Discussions focused on the role of women in the development of social entrepreneurship, the forecast of social entrepreneurship in Europe, and barriers encountered by social entrepreneurship.


Source:  OSCE Center in Ashgabat.


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