Women entrepreneurs residing in Van met at the online meeting

The seventh of the consultation meetings of the ‘Women Business Network (W-BUN)’ Project, which set out with the aim of enhancing women’s capacity by setting an effective communication network where they can reach information and job markets in the business world, took place on a digital platform with broad participation of women residing in Van province. During the meeting which is the second of the digital consultation meetings, , women entrepreneurs shared their suggestions and experiences in public tenders.

Women should participate actively in public tenders

Within the scope of the project activities carried out under the coordination of KAGIDER and in cooperation with KAISDER and BUIKAD; the 7th of the consultation meetings to be held in 8 provinces took place on a digital platform with the participation of the President of the Van Business Women Association Meral Ayhan, the President of Hakkari Women Entrepreneurs Association Sevda Keskin and a woman entrepreneur from Bitlis province. At the meeting; experiences of women entrepreneurs in public procurements, difficulties experienced and solution suggestions were discussed. Furthermore, it was noted that women are not active enough in public relations and public tenders, and that they need a little more motivation in this regard. Current legislative information on public procurements was conveyed by a legal specialist.

Women entrepreneurs will thrive through the online platform  

The Project which set out with the perspective that women entrepreneurs reach value-added services and businesses and be in an active communication network brings together women entrepreneurs around Turkey on the ‘’ website. The web platform will constitute a powerful tool for women to become more successful in tenders opened by the public and private sectors for purchasing goods and services, moreover, to access necessary information and markets. Under the umbrella of the portal, women entrepreneurs will come together and will have the opportunity to support each other, do business together and use the platform as a business channel with the institutions that want to do business with women entrepreneurs. In other respects, the information of women entrepreneurs who can provide the product or service to be purchased by both the public and the private sectors will be available on the platform.

A law proposal regarding public tenders is to be prepared within the Project scope 

‘Women Business Network (W-BUN)’  which aims at ensuring that the participating women and non-governmental organizations receive services and consultancy, contribute to the global goal of the Partnerships and Networks Grant Scheme, be more active in policy processes and the development of civil society through participation, a new law proposal is being worked on which is underway for many medium-sized women entrepreneurs to participate in public tenders. The law proposal to be negotiated with the public sector with the project will support the participating NGOs and women in developing their national and international capacities.

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