(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. The share of
women entrepreneurs among private entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan has
reached 22 percent, Chairman of the Board of the Azerbaijan Small
and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) Orkhan Mammadov said
at the opening of the International Women's Forum on Social
Entrepreneurship, trend reports.
According to Mammadov, 49 percent of the economically active
population of the country are women.
'Encouraging women to self-employment and entrepreneurship, and
supporting the development of women's entrepreneurship are among
the priorities of the agency. In accordance with the mandate of the
agency, we are implementing various measures to support the
development of social entrepreneurship and women's
entrepreneurship,” he noted.
“With the support of the German International Cooperation
Organization (GIZ), studies were carried out in 2021 on the
development of social entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan and
recommendations have been developed,' the board chairman said.
Besides, according to him, in order to promote social
entrepreneurship, SME development centers operating in various
regions of Azerbaijan held numerous trainings and webinars on
'In total, about 4,000 women entrepreneurs and women who want to
start an entrepreneurial activity benefited the trainings provided
by these centers in 2022,' he added.
The International Women's Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is
being held in Baku on February 8-9. Its organizers are Mediaost
Events und Kommunikation GmbH, Association of Women
Entrepreneurship Development in Azerbaijan and Center for
International Development of Social and Women Entrepreneurship.
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