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Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development - World Investment Forum 2018
Part I: Entrepreneurship Policy: Challenges and results
Developing entrepreneurship is a key element of strategies that support the attainment of the SDGs, including SDG9, to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. In this high-level event, ministers will share lessons from various strategies, including innovative solutions, with a view towards developing models that can be adopted and adapted to individual countries’ needs.

Issues for the debate:
· Key elements of successful entrepreneurship development strategies
· Innovative solutions for strategy development and implementation
· Special needs dimensions

H.E. Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Ms. Armgard Wippler, Deputy Director General for SME Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Opening statement:
Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
H.E. Mr. Zayed Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain
H.E. Mr. José Ramón Valente, Minister of Economy, Economic Development and Tourism, Chile
H.E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia
H.E. Prof. Mthuli Ncube, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Republic of Zimbabwe
H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives of Uganda
H.E. Ms. Ana Teresa Lehmann, Secretary of State of Industry, Portugal
H.E. Ms. Clare Akamanzi, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Matia Kasaija, Minister of Finance and Planning, Uganda
H.E. Mr. Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry of the Republic of Zambia
H.E. Amb. Dr. James Alex Msekela, Permanent Representative of URT to the United Nations Geneva, Tanzania
Mr. Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Ms. Heloisa Menezes, Technical Director of SEBRAE, Empretec Brazil
Ms. Marthe Chantal Mbajon, Secretary-General, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft, Cameroon
Dr. Flavia Santoro Trujillo, President of PROCOLOMBIA, Colombia
Mr. Alejandro Delgado Ayala, President, National Institute for Entrepreneurship, Mexico
Ms. Rkia Derham, Secretary of State to the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, in charge of Foreign Trade, Morocco
Mr. Geoffrey Mwambe, Executive Director of Tanzania Investment Centre, Tanzania (tbc)
Representative of the Youth Forum (tbc)

Part II: Celebration of 30 years of Empretec
UNCTAD’s Empretec programme has been engaged in entrepreneurs’ motivation and skills development in 40 countries since 1988, using a behavioural approach to entrepreneurship. Its impact has proved effective for a vast range of target audiences in advanced and less developed economies. Over the past three decades, Empretec has continuously demonstrated high impact by contributing to sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Issues for the debate:
· Key success factors of Empretec and comparative advantages vis-à-vis other entrepreneurship programmes
· Measuring Empretec’s impact
· Way forward to further strengthen Empretec

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