IGNITE! Conference 2014

Entrepreneurship Development for Stability in Fragile and Conflict Affected States 

Thank you for participating and see you next year!

Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam November 19th 2014

9:00 – 17:00

Watch the IGNITE! 2014 video

A sweet growing business – The story behind entrepreneur Razan Jabr

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Click here to watch a playlist of keynote speakers for IGNITE! 2014 

*Click on the links to access & download IGNITE! Keynote Presentations

Bas van Abel – Fairphone, CEO
Disrupting the Mobile Phone Industry through Values, Bas van Abel
Axel M. Addy – Liberian Minister of Commerce and Industry
Opportunities for Inclusive Growth, Axel Addy
Moammar M. Al-Eryani – Yemeni Minister of Tourism
Dahlia Khalifa  IFC, E4E Regional Head
Educate, Engage, Enable, Earn, Dahlia Khalifa
Stephen Marshall – ILO, Liaison Officer – Myanmar
Abrahim Miro – Syrian National Coalition, Syrian Interim Government – Minister of Finance and Economy
Wim Naudé – Maastricht School of Management, Dean-Director
Business Under Fire: Violent Conflict and Entrepreneurship, Wim Naudé 
Lilianne Ploumen – Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Alexandra Sindahera – Brarudi – Heineken Subsidary, Burundi, Secretary General
Adding Value to our Communities, Alexandra Sindahera


*Click on the links to access & download IGNITE! Workshop Presentations

Strengthening the resilience of local entrepreneurs in (post) crisis contexts (Liberia, South Sudan) (UNDP, SPARK
Business Development for Early Recovery, Lauren Servin
From norms to action: strategic entrepreneurship in fragile environments (The Hague Institute for Global JusticeUN Global Compact, NABC)
Understanding Norm(ative) Entrepreneurship, Manuella Appiah & Joris Larik
Linking Global Norms to Local Entrepreneurs, Jeffrey French
On the Edge: Doing Business in Fragile States (Spring Factor, Clingendael, PUM)
Dutch SMEs in Fragile Settings, Marije Balt
Evidence from SMEs, Steven Schoofs
Female Entrepreneurship in the Middle East (Silatech)
E4E Initiative for Arab Youth, Dahlia Khalifa
Agricultural Value Chains for Economic Development (SPARK, Cordaid)
Food Security in Fragile States, Karlijn van Arkel
Value Chain Development – South Sudan case, Lauren Servin
Financing Against the Stream (SPARK, XSML Capital, EIB)
A regional perspective to the Syria crisis response and resilience (UNDP)
Social Enterprise Special Economic Zones (SPARK)
Handle with Care: Job Creation in Fragile Settings (ILO)
Migrant Entrepreneurs Pitch (SPARK)

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