IGNITE! 2015: Doing Business in Fragile States


On November 11th SPARK hosts its third annual IGNITE! Conference entitled 'Doing Business in Fragile States'. A great variety of international guests from the private and the public sector attend this event to focus on the role of entrepreneurship in crisis situations such as the war in Syria and the continuing conflict in Gaza and the West Bank and Yemen.  The conference will ask how entrepreneurship can contribute to diminishing the increasing flow of refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Speakers include representatives from the UNDP, World Bank, AfDB, ILO, the Syrian Interim Government, Cambridge University, Virgin Unite and many more. 

With this annual conference SPARK aims to deepen the understanding of entrepreneurship development in fragile and conflict affected states and to develop better tools to support entrepreneurship opportunities for marginalised groups in these environments. The overall objective of our upcoming conference is to create better knowledge on what works – and what doesn’t work – in supporting (local) entrepreneurship, bringing together key organizations specialized in this area.

Tickets: €75

Student Tickets: €15

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