Master-class on Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Social Enterprise Development
On January 23, 2017 Europe Foundation hosted a Master-class on Mainstreaming Gender Considerations in Social Enterprise Development, made possible by the support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Master-class was attended by the representatives of social enterprises, civil society organizations and state agencies from Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Gori, Lagodekhi and Dusheti.
The event was organized within the framework of EPF’s Social Enterprise Development Program and aimed at exploring women’s (and men’s) entrepreneurial potential and introduction of modern approaches to the economic empowerment of women. Master-class, which included both theoretical sessions and practical group-works, addressed various issues, including issues of gender in terms of social enterprise development, barriers to women’s enterprise, opportunities for women’s participation in social enterprise, as well as international best practices of economic empowerment of women through social enterprising. The participants also had opportunity to receive practical advice on mainstreaming gender considerations in their work from international experts, with more than 20 years’ experience in social enterprise development.