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Join us for Geneva Peace Week

  • Geneva Peace Week1Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a global initiative that supports peace and human rights. Geneva-based governmental and non-governmental organizations organize a series of events to promote their work in these areas. This year, the event will be held from 6-10 November at venues throughout Geneva.

    The International Trade Centre's (ITC) E-Caravan for Peace will be linking internally displaced Syrian women to international markets by hosting an event and an exhibition at Geneva Peace Week 2017.


    Meet Syrian designer Rania Kinge, explore “made in Syria” products and hear the stories behind the challenging journey of entrepreneurs trading from conflict-affected areas.

    The opening event and exhibition will show how e-commerce can open up new opportunities for these entrepreneurs to connect them with international markets, generate income, and encourage artisans’ skills in a country that is otherwise isolated from international trade.

    Supported by ITC and the Government of Japan, “made in Syria” products are brought to market through digital channels by the Made by Women Association, a Damascus-based association.
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    E-Caravan for Peace: Promoting e-commerce in conflict and post-conflict situations
    Organized by ITC in cooperation with the Made by Women Association
    Venue: Palais des Nations, entrance to the Delegates Bar, 3rd floor, Building A 

    Opening Event

    7 November 2017, 10:30 – 11:15
    Speakers:
    Rania Kinge, Designer and social entrepreneur in Syria
    Esmail Eid, Production Manager, Made by Women Association (TBC)
    Anna Miyagi, Associate Programme Advisor, ITC (TBC)
    James Howe, Senior Adviser, International Marketing and Branding, ITC

    Exhibition

    7-9 November 2017
    Visitors can view Syrian traditional products with modern design: shirts, scarves, purses, bracelets, glassware, soap, teas, preserved foods and more! These products are sold online at: http://madebywomen.shop

    How to register for the Opening Event and for GPW

    Registration 


    All participants are kindly invited to register at the UNOG registration system – INDICO, as follows:
    Step 1: Create an account in INDICO at https://reg.unog.ch/user/register. If you already have an account, please log in. The following guide and video will help you to create an account: https://youtu.be/MK2yizBgZVs. Please note that the UNOG online registration system works better with the following browsers: Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera. 

    Step 2: Register for the event here at https://reg.unog.ch/event/21607/.



    Access and Badge

    All registered participants without valid UNOG grounds passes will receive a single badge valid from 6 to 10 November 2017 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2017 without further additional registration. Badges are available from 8 a.m. onwards on 6 November 2017 at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. No bulky luggage/items are permitted. Participants will be required to bring a photo ID along with the confirmation of registration. Please note that no parking will be provided and no car access will be possible. 



    Registration is open from 2 October to 1 November 2017.