Youth Entrepreneurship Development in
Conflict Affected Environments
We are happy to bring you an exciting and informative programme that will include keynote presentations by Karl Cottrell (Country Manager, Chevron Liberia), Rania Ghneim (Founder, Anoud Company), Donato Kiniger-Passigli (Senior Specialist, International Labour Organization), Chid Liberty (CEO, Liberty & Justice), Mustafa Sagizly (Director, Warrior Affairs Commission), Dick Scherjon (Senior Board Advisor, Rabobank), Colin Shepherd (Head, Conflict Affected States in Africa at IFC). With over 150 participants from the civil society sector, NGO sector, the Dutch government and the private sector, the day will consist of interactive workshops, case study sessions and more.
With over 150 participants from the civil society sector, NGO sector, the Dutch government and the private sector, the day will consist of interactive workshops, case study sessions and more.
We look forward to welcoming you to IGNITE!
09.00 - 10.00 Registration, Coffee & Tea
10.00 - 10.10 Opening / Welcome
10.10 - 11.30 Video Messages & Keynote Speeches;
Yes... Entrepreneurship! But Where to Begin?
Vin Morar, Enterprise Development Specialist, University of Twente
Employment Generation in Fragile Settings: Opportunities & Challenges
Donato Kiniger-Passigli (Senior Specialist, Strategic Partnerships and Crisis Response,ILO)
Allowing Business Goals & Objectives to Drive Corporate Responsibility
Karl Cottrell, Liberia Country Manager,Chevron
An Entrpreneur's Story; From Small Business to Growing International Company
Rania Ghneim, Co Founder, Anoud Company
11.45 - 12.45 Workshops
- Women Entrepreneurship in The Spotlight: Success Stories, Opportunities and Concrete Support, Co-Motion Consult
- LiveWIRE: Giving Young entrepreneurs a Head Start, SHELL
- Assessing SME Job-creation: Moving from Myth to Measurement, DCED / ILO (YEN) / SPARK
- Youth Entrepreneurship: What is in it for Peacebuilding?, Clingendael
- Forget The Banks, Invest Direct! Direct Investing to Boost High Growth (small) Entrepreneurs in Conflict Affected Environments, Enclude
**** 12.45 - 13.45 LUNCH
13.45 - 15.00 Video Messages & Keynote Speeches;
The Bumpy Road of Programme Design
Colin Shepherd (Head, Conflict Affected States in Africa at IFC)
The Role Of A (Co-operative) Bank in Fragile States
Dick Scherjon (Senior Board Advisor, Rabobank Nederland)
Economic Reintegration of Thuwar, Challenges & Opportunities
Mustafa Sagizly (Director, The Warrior Affairs Commission)
Truth & Reconciliation; From Intuitive Entrepreneurship to Big Data
Chid Liberty (CEO, Liberty and Justice)
15.15 - 16.15 Workshops
- Breaking Down Business Barriers! Advocacy for Business Reforms, SA IDEAS / World Bank Doing Business Unit
- Where There Are No Banks: Strengthening The Financial Sector in Post-Conflict States, SPARK
- Sourcing Entrepreneurs In Conflict Affected Environments, SPARK
- Global Supply Chains & Local Small Businesses: Positive Effects on Business?, SPARK
- Youth Employment In Fragile Environments; Approaches & Project Examples, GIZ
16.15 - 17.30 Closing & Drinks
When & Where
SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.