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IGNITE! SPARK Conference

SPARK

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

IGNITE! SPARK Conference

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 IGNITE! CONFERENCE

Youth Entrepreneurship Development in

Conflict Affected Environments

It is our pleasure to invite you to IGNITE! SPARK's annual conference on Youth Entrepreneurship Development in Conflict Affected Environments.  With a focus on the importance of creating economic stability in post conflict states, the conference takes place during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurs, job creators and startups around the world. 

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!


 

 

PROGRAMME

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 ReformsSA 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

 

Have questions about IGNITE! SPARK Conference? Contact SPARK

When & Where


The Rode Hoed
102 Keizersgracht
1015 CV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)


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SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their conflict affected societies into prosperity.

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