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How to tackle the many difficulties entrepreneurs face today?

November 2017 12:45 - 15:00
55.00CHF – 75.00CHF
Event Category:
Target audience Female, Members, Non Members
Event language English




Hôtel Métropole
34 quai Général Guisan
Geneva, 1204 Switzerland
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Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Dorothy Tembo will talk about ITC’s mandate to reinforce the private sector in developing countries, focusing on women and supporting them to develop further and help tackle difficulties through a new application that facilitates networking and visibility amongst women leaders. Indeed, women’s contribution to the economy is undeveloped everywhere. One of ITC’s goals is to improve that through trade and export.

Dorothy Tembo will tell us about her career path, negotiating with politicians, ambassadors and other public figures. How did she get to where she is today? What kind of obstacles did she face and how did she overcome them?

Dorothy Tembo is the Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). With over 30 years’ experience in trade and development, Ms. Tembo previously served as the Executive Director of the multi-donor funded Enhanced Integrated Framework Programme (EIF), based at the World Trade Organization. EIF aims at supporting  least developed countries in addressing their trade-related technical assistance and supply side constraints. Ms. Tembo also served as Chief Trade Negotiator and Director of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry of Zambia from 2004 to 2008, and as Trade and Investment Advisor on the USAID Zambia Trade and Investment Enhancement Project (ZAMTIE) in Lusaka in 2003 to 2004, providing support to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry and the private sector.

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