The seventh meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Supporting Women's Entrepreneurship was held

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On Monday, October 9th, in a Small hallof the State CommitteeonInvestment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, the seventh meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Supporting Women's Entrepreneurship was held.

Members of the Working Group and Invitees from Government representatives, development partners and the private sector including Tajikistan women entrepreneurs took part at the meeting.

A keynote speech was delivered by Nigina Anvari, Head of the Working Group, Vice-Chairman of the State Committee of Investment and State Property Management of The Republic of Tajikistan.



She noted that the members of the Working Group met today to discuss preparations for the celebration of the third anniversary of the "Day of Entrepreneurs" in the country, in particular to the event dedicated to supporting women's entrepreneurship,andtodiscuss preliminary results of the analysis of the "Gender dimensions of investment climate".

        On the first issue of the agenda of the Working Group,in particular, it was noted that on October 14, the country celebratesthe 3rd anniversary of the "Day of the Entrepreneurs" in the country,and various events are dedicated to this day.

         In this regard, theupdatedlist and programs of events areavailable on the website of the Committee and the Secretariatto the Advisory Board,as also the  invitations to participate in these events are already dispatched.

         In particular, on September 13th, the Working Group will hold a Round Table on Supporting Women's Entrepreneurship and Handicraft Development in the National Library,and from 13th to 15th the Autumn Handicraft Exhibition will be held.


On the second issue of the agenda preliminary results of the analysis of the "Gender dimensions of investment climate" were presented by EBRD experts.

     The results of the analysis of the " Gender dimensions of investment climate " will be presented, which was supported by the EBRD expert group in accordance with section 2. of the Action Plan of the Working Group "Improving the analytical framework for identifying the problems of the development of women's entrepreneurship".



The active participants in discussing the preliminary results of the analysis were the Chairman of the Association  small and medium-sized businesses Matlyuba Ulchabaeva, the Chairman of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs “Kadbonu” Sabohat Rahimzoda, Vice-President of the National Bank of Tajikistan Lola Salimova, Viloyat Mirzoyeva Coordinator of the Gender Equity Program of the ADB, and the Head of the “Single Window” Department for registration of business entities of the Statistics Agency Nigina Radzhabova.

      The results of the discussions were summarized by the Vice-Chairman of the State Committee of Investment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan, Nigina Anvari, and pertinent decisions were taken..


 In conclusion, the Head of the Working Group once again offered her gratitude to all members for their active participation and offering valuable comments to the recommendations, and confidently noted that by combining joint efforts and strengthening cooperation we will make meaningful efforts to support and develop women's entrepreneurship.