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Webinar : “Entrepreneurship & Fragile Environments: Beyond Business as Usual” by Dr.Holly A Ritchie.

Coachability Foundation have the honour to invite you to a free online webinar with the topic “Entrepreneurship & Fragile Environments: Beyond Business as Usual”. 

Our expert speaker, Dr. Holly Ritchie, post- doctorate research fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), will share insights on the challenges of engaging in business in fragile settings and explain how women entrepreneurs once economically empowered become motivated to pursue social change.

This online event will take place on June, 24, at 16:00AMS time.  You are most welcome to share the webinar event. However, the number of participants is limited. Please register in this link our participation at the earliest possible convenience here:

Who is this #remarkable woman ?

Dr. Holly Ritchie has a background in international development (PhD), market development and finance, with practical experience in Asia, the Middle East, South America, and East Africa. Holly is currently a research fellow (International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University, The Netherlands), and part-time lecturer with a strong interest in gender, social norms and change in economic development. Her PhD (awarded in 2013 at ISS, Cum Laude, Best PhD Thesis 2013) focused on grassroots women’s enterprise in Afghanistan and cultural change. She won best paper at the International Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (University of Padua, Venice, Italy, 2012) for an article based on one of her PhD case studies. Recent academic research (2014-2017) includes work with Somali and Syrian women entrepreneurs in fragile refugee situations in urban Kenya and Jordan.

Alongside her academic work, Holly also works as a development consultant focusing on gender, enterprise, value chains and livelihood security with specific country-based experience in Afghanistan (10 years), as well as Brazil (1.5 years) and East Africa (4 years).

Specialties: Gender, market development, micro enterprise, producer groups, market linkages, value chain-market research, food security, pastoralism, socio-economic evaluations.

We look forward to seeing you on June 24 at 4 p.m.

Pic and Source by Dr. Hollie A .Ritchie.


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