5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Women Empowerment Through Green Business Development

The SWITCH Programme empowers Women in private sector development to promote sustainable lifestyles and an inclusive green economy

Project or report lab
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
13:00 to 14:15

The session presents stories of women entrepreneurs from around the world who have been agents of change driving the green economy transition and creating jobs. It builds on the experience of the SWITCH programmes in Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean and the 10-YFP Sustainable Lifestyles Education Programme, in developing partnerships with the private sector to shift behaviour and practice, towards SCP patterns. The lab is expected to generate a debate on capacitating Women as local business leaders, with a variety of roles, ranging from being enablers of new eco-entrepreneurship to providing new trends in sustainable consumption. The session will also focus on need for policy support to scale-up best practices and further support to women as promoters of green entrepreneurship.

Organised by


Gohar Khojayan
Communication Specialist
Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment
Su Mon Thair
Project Manager
Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association
Chantal Marijnissen
European Commission - DG for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO)
Peter Repinski
Senior Expert, Co-lead 10 YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education programme
Stockholm Environment Institute
Eunice Ayugi
Chairperson Alebere Child Mothers Farmers Group
SAG (SWITCH-Africa Green Network Facility)
Nardjes Mokhtari
Entrepreneuse Verte
UNEP Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production