Yemen

Weekly Update: MENA

Yemen – From September 14-16, CIPE supported Yemen’s private sector leaders to convene a Constitutional Transition Workshop in Sana’a, Yemen. Private sector leaders along with participants representing civil society, the judiciary, finance, and academia identified institutions and processes that must be established by Yemen’s new constitution to support democracy, stability, and economic development.

Weekly Update: MENA

Egypt – CIPE and the Institute of Corporate Governance, in partnership with the Egyptian Business Development Association, conducted a workshop for family businesses on corporate governance, held in Al Gouna. Twenty-four chairmen and CEOs of family businesses participated in the three-day workshop to discuss benefits of corporate governance for family business, formation of the boards of directors, formation of family assemblies, family councils, and developing family constitutions.

Weekly Update: MENA

Lebanon – CIPE partner the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA), in partnership with Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD), convened a training workshop for 20 high school economics teachers from throughout Lebanon. DPNA and CERD trained the teachers in how to most effectively deliver the DPNA-designed Entrance to Enterprise (E2E) entrepreneurship curriculum to their students. During the workshop, the teachers practiced drafting lesson plans and presenting the E2E curriculum to the other participants.

Weekly Update: MENA

West Bank/Gaza– As part of a CIPE-supported project to strengthen corporate and democratic governance, the Palestine Governance Institute (PGI) gave a detailed presentation on the 2014 budget formulated and approved by the Palestinian National Authority. PGI provided a comprehensive analysis of the budget, including an assessment of its strengths and weaknesses. The presentation was part of a high-profile event organized by Transparency Palestine.

Weekly Update: MENA

Bahrain – From March 17-19, CIPE Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East Abdulwahab Alkebsi, and CIPE Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program Officer Ali Ayadi visited Bahrain to meet with several stakeholders to learn about entrepreneurship and civic education initiatives in the country. Alkebsi and Ayadi met with leaders from key bodies that work to support entrepreneurship in Bahrain, including Tamkeen, the Bahrain Development Bank, the Bahrain Family Bank, Ebdaa Bank, and the Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

CIPE co-hosts event entitled Yemen’s Ongoing National Dialogue; the Institute for Solidarity in Asia holds Performance Governance boot camp; CIPE partner in Kyrgyzstan holds evaluation training seminar

Yemen's Ongoing National Dialogue: Moving Forward

PRESENTED BY The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

Weekly Update: MENA

Iraq – CIPE partner the Iraqi Businessmen Union organized a roundtable discussion for the Iraqi private sector in preparation for an upcoming public-private dialogue event with policymakers. Participants reviewed the Consumer Protection Law’s effects on the business community and identified priority issues and recommendations, for which they will advocate at the upcoming dialogue. Thirty-five participants contributed to the event, including an economic advisor to the parliament, a former parliamentarian, and representatives from business associatio

Weekly Update: Multiregional

The Pakistan Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry hold board meeting and conference; CIPE and its Yemeni partner organize strategy meeting on engaging in National Dialogue process; CIPE partner in Kenya hosts forum on public and private sector leadership

Weekly Update: MENA

Egypt – CIPE partner the Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA) organized a roundtable in the city of Port Said to discuss challenges and barriers facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the Port Said Governorate. Around 40 business owners, along with government officials, participated in the roundtable, in which they shared their problems and recommended legal and regulatory changes to facilitate investment in Port Said. They discussed financial obstacles to the business environment, including limited access to finance.

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