WAIPA at UNIDO forum on sustainable development in Bahrain

Bahrain- The World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF 2017) took place from 31 October – 2 November 2017 under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Under the theme “Achieving the SDGs through Entrepreneurship & Innovation” this event which is the only United Nations global event covering entrepreneurship for development was organized by our Consultative Committee United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), respectively the UNIDO ITPO Bahrain and the Arab International Center for Entrepreneurship & Investment.

More than 1000 entrepreneurs, representatives of international organization, development organizations and funds, industry leaders’, financial institutions, and investors as well as academicians and MSME agencies and partners converged to discuss on three sub-themes: the Maritime-Continental Silk Road, Women in Industry & Global Impact Investing – in which WAIPA Research Coordinator Andreas Hora was a panelist.

Andreas Hora underlined that clear strategy is a key for attracting sustainable investment. “SDGs are offering huge opportunities particularly for developing countries” he said and stressed that capacity building is essential.

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Published on Nov 3, 2017