Nowadays, the world is on the threshold of a drastic transformation. Accelerating globalization, growing energy, food supply and production demands, evolving nature of jobs and emerging epidemiological threats are all changing our way of living. There is a need to develop new inclusive business models to strengthen the resilience of communities while promoting solidarity and cooperation among governments, international organizations, the private sector, academia and civil society.
Many challenges and opportunities are facing the global community, and women are often the ones left behind. The greater integration of women in the context of Industry 4.0 has an ever-growing potential to help transform economies and further boost inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.
UNIDO has been long advocating for more women in industry as a prerequisite for economic growth, social cohesion and prosperity. Since 2018, with the financial support of the Russian Federation, UNIDO has been implementing a project aimed at advancing the women’s economic empowerment agenda in the region of Europe and Central Asia and beyond.
Within the framework of the project, UNIDO is organizing a webinar series and a panel discussion at the third Eurasian Women’s Forum (EAWF) in autumn 2021 under the general theme “Emerging opportunities for women in the digital age”.
The six thematic webinars will allow the audience to take stock of the existing best practices and conducive policies while seeking innovative solutions to the most acute challenges pertaining to the economic empowerment of women in Industry 4.0.
Below are the registration links for the webinar series.
WEBINAR 1. Women and modern technologies in restoring sustainability and building resilience in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis
WEBINAR 2. Promoting cutting-edge women-led SMEs and start-ups for a more innovative and inclusive business environment
WEBINAR 3. Empowering women globally for the attainment of SDG-9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure
WEBINAR 4. Harnessing the potential of women for advancing research, development and innovation ecosystems
WEBINAR 5. Bridging the digital skills gap: Matching growing learning opportunities for women with evolving market needs
WEBINAR 6. Women in modern creative industries: Translating innovativeness and talent into economic growth and social cohesion
Find out more about each webinar and the panel discussion below.