The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) MENA Regional Summit will bring together key stakeholders and beneficiaries from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and around the world with the goal of expanding opportunities for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises. Following a successful We-Fi West Africa Regional Summit in Abidjan in April 2019, this second We-Fi Regional Summit will take place on February 16-17, 2020 in Dubai.

The We-Fi MENA Regional Summit will be co-organized by the Dubai Women Establishment and the We-Fi Secretariat, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and will be held during the Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020.

We-Fi MENA Regional Summit: Objectives

  1. Spur action that will accelerate women’s opportunity to thrive as entrepreneurs in the MENA region.
  2. Showcase programs, institutions and research that help women entrepreneurs access finance, markets, training and mentoring, and enhance policies.
  3. Inspire by hearing from women who have overcome obstacles to become entrepreneurs in the region.