OSCE helps Uzbek women to build managerial abilities

By NV Maksimenko

TASHKENT -- The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is holding a three-week training course June 10-29 to train some 200 junior and mid-level female managers from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the OSCE said in a statement Monday (June 24).

The participants include Uzbekistan Business Women Association members, who work in various economic sectors, including the textile industry, food processing, tourism and other services.

Twelve guest woman entrepreneurs from Kazakhstan are attending.

Faculty members of Westminster International University in Tashkent "gave lectures on business management and business idea generation, fundamental marketing concepts and marketing strategies and financial management", said the statement.

The course includes a train-the-trainer section, in which the participants learn how to impart the knowledge they gained.

Training courses for female managers, organised by the OSCE project co-ordinator in Uzbekistan since 2017, "build a network among women and enterprises in the OSCE region", said the statement.

The courses allow "them to generate, design and implement strategic plans aimed at increasing the efficiency of production; improve brand management; generate sales; optimise production processes; and motivate staff, creating more jobs in rural areas", according to the statement.

The training course is funded by Germany, Norway and the Netherlands.

Educating and empowering women are considered a way to prevent the spread of extremism.

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