Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the U.S. will hold a Roundtable on Women’s economic empowerment and investment into women entrepreneurship

The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United States of America and the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) will jointly hold a virtual roundtable on Women’s economic empowerment and investment into women entrepreneurship. The list of participants includes high level representatives of Kazakhstan and the U.S. government and development agencies as well as International Financial Institutions (World Bank and Astana International Financial Center). The dialogue will be featuring the discussion on international mechanisms for expanding business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and Kazakhstan’s efforts to strengthen women’s economic rights within the country and in the region.

The event will be held on March 5th, 19:00 – 20:30 of GMT time on Zoom.

List of speakers:

  • Erzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakahstan’s Ambassador to the U.S.
  • Dean Thompson, Acting Assistant Secretary of State

 

  • Dr. Kairat Kelimbetov, Chairman of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms of the Republic of KazakhstanGovernor of the Astana International Financial Centre
  • Ms. Aigul Kuspan, Chairwoman of the Committee on International Affairs, Defense and Security of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ms. Caren Grown, Global Director of the World Bank’s Gender Group

 

  • Katrina Fotovat, Senior Official, Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
  • Lazzat Ramazanova, Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairwoman of the Commission on Women’s Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chairwoman of the Council of businesswomen of NCE RK “Atameken”
  • Anjali Kaur, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
  • Penelope Naas, President of International Public Affairs and Sustainability, UPS
  • Alec Paxton, Acting Managing Director, Gender Lens Investing (2X), DFC

Moderator:

  • Theodora Dell, Director of the Office of South and Central Asian Affairs, USAID 

 

Please click here to register:

https://aifc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rHFxAuh6QrWqxqX0fBqeZw

  

Reference:

The Astana International Financial Centre was created by the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Leader of the Nation, Nur-Sultan Nazarbayev as part of the “100 steps to implement five institutional reforms” national program. The Centre’s development strategy until 2025 was approved by the Management council of the AIFC during the council’s meeting on July 2, 2020. In accordance with the strategy, the vision of AIFC is in becoming the leading financial centre in the region that includes Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU countries, western China, Mongolia, and Eastern Europe.

The mission of the AIFC is in assisting the sustainable and long term development of the region. As the head of state Tokayev noted, “AIFC, with its unique opportunities, can act as a universal platform that connects the countries in the region.” The strategic directions for the sustainable development of the AIFC include the development of a circular economy, financial technologies, and “digital financial centre.” aifc.kz

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