Town Hall Meeting on Entrepreneurship and Migration

On the occasion of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, UNCTAD and UNDP, in collaboration with WIPO, the International Organization for Migration and the Mission of the United States of America will host two panel discussions to hear direct testimonials from practitioners, policymakers and entrepreneurs on the following questions:

  1. How can the diaspora be leveraged to invest in sustainable development and promote entrepreneurship in home country?

    The first panel will highlight how to create an enabling ecosystem to maximize the impact of diaspora investment for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and more specifically how remittances can become a source of self-employment and productive investment.

  2. How can entrepreneurship become a source of economic empowerment and selfemployment for (return) migrants, refugees and displaced people?

    The second panel will illustrate how entrepreneurship can contribute to peace and prosperity in fragile and post-conflict countries, by empowering (returning) migrants, refugees and displaced people through newly acquired skills, knowledge and networks.

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016