ASEAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS’ NETWORK (AWEN) Presented by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, Chairwoman of Vietnam Woman entrepreneurs Council – VWEC Chairperson of AWEN
PRESENTATIONS I. INTRODUCTION OF AWEN II. AWEN’S CONCERNS ABOUT SOCIAL PROTECTION
INTRODUCTION OF AWEN What is AWEN? ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network is a regional network of national women entrepreneurs’ associations/organizations; enterprises and/or other economic entities owned or managed by women in all economic sectors in the ASEAN region
AWEN Launching workshop in April 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam
INTRODUCTION OF AWEN Vision Missio n • “To be the leading organization in ASEAN for the promotion, development, and empowerment of women entrepreneurs” • To improve the capacity of ASEAN women entrepreneurs and boost ASEAN women entrepreneurs’ development and networking through the Network’s activities.
INTRODUCTION OF AWEN Purposes: To create a regional forum for ASEAN women entrepreneurs for sharing information, knowledge and experience; To assist ASEAN women entrepreneurs to improve their business management and skills; To support ASEAN women entrepreneurs’ better access to financial institutions, science and technology, trainings, market and business opportunities; To support ASEAN women starting their businesses; To link with other international and regional networks/organizations of women entrepreneurs.
INTRODUCTION OF AWEN Organizational Structure: AWEN has Coordination Board, Chairperson, Country Coordinators (Focal points), and AWEN Secretariat. The first Chair of AWEN is Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council (VWEC) for the 02 -year term (4/2014 -4/2016 ) and the Role of AWEN Chair shall be rotating for every two years among ASEAN Member States.
INTRODUCTION OF AWEN CHAIRPERSON AWEN SECRETA RIAT COORDINATION BOARD ( 10 COUNTRY COORDINATORS ) AWEN MEMBERS
INTRODUCTION OF AWEN Main fields of activities Improve Institutional capacity Capacity building for WEs/ WEs Associations/ Organizations AWEN Researches/Stu dies/ policy recommendatio ns Annual ASEAN women entrepreneurs forum /regional workshops Promote Trade & Investment; partnership with partners
CONCERNS ABOUT SOCIAL PROTECTION Social protection for female employees - Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR: Occupational safety and heath (OSH), opportunities for woman promotion at work, HIV/AIDS Prevention at workplace, migrant female workers etc. Social services for employees: kindergarten for workers; health services; Gender equity issues and gender equality at business level; Job creation for women and girls through start-up and expand business programmes; Microfinance services for women-led enterprises/households Education and training services for poor -women, MSMEs led by women
CONCERNS ABOUT SOCIAL PROTECTION Mainstreaming the social protection in research reports and studies on business woman in the region Regional workshops/forums for sharing the results of the research reports and studies/experiences/ good practices on social protection, services for female workers;
Thank you for your listening! Contact details: AWEN Chairperson: Mrs. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh Email: minhntt 2000@gmail. com AWEN Secretariat Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao Address : 6 th Flr, VCCI Building, No 9 Dao Duy Anh Street, Hanoi, Vietnam Tel : 84 - 435742022 ext 339; Fax: 84 - 435742023/ 35746937 HP : 84 - 915 570909 Email: phuongthao 171@gmail. com