Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment
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11 October – Behavioral insights draw on diverse disciplines such as psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience to explain human behavior and decision making. For the past several years, UNDP has been experimenting with behavioral insights, using them to lead to better diagnosis of problems and better design of policies and programmes, in areas such as gender-based violence, healthcare, and environment. Behavioral insights are increasingly being used in the context of entrepreneurship, both to develop effective entrepreneur ecosystems (macro level) and to support individual entrepreneurs (micro level).
During the half-day side event, UNDP will facilitate an opening discussion of behavioral insights followed by a hands-on immersion into how they can be used to address the challenges to women’s economic empowerment in the Arab region and to create a path to success for young women entrepreneurs. Special guests will be several young women entrepreneurs from UNDP’s Youth Leadership Programme, a regional initiative that promotes innovation for sustainable development; their experiences will be the basis for the hands-on activity during the session. We invite policy makers, entrepreneurs, development actors and others to join us in this interactive session. The event will be facilitated by various innovation for development experts from UNDP and BIT.
Come join us as we explore new approaches to solving complex challenges! #inno4dev.
October 11 (9am-11:30)
Welcome and Opening Remarks by:
- Sarah Poole, UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States Deputy Director
- Maya Morsy, President, National Council for Women ( Egypt)
Introduction to Behavioral Insights
- Evie Monnington-Taylor, UK Behavioral Inisghts Team
Exploring Challenges to Entrepreneurship
- Jennifer Colville/Kawtar Zerouali, UNDP Regional Hub, Arab States
- Three young entrepreneurs from UNDP Regional Youth Leadership Programme
Solution Session and Feedback
- Evie Monnington-Taylor, UK Behavioral Insights Team
Next Steps and Conclusion