4YFN x UNDP present

Women Innovators Programme in the Arab Region 2nd edition

Jumpstarting Women-led Start-ups for the SDGs

UNDP/Sumaya Agha

In this programme 4YFN and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) join forces to support female start-up entrepreneurs based in the Arab region who use technological solutions to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

During the second edition of the programme 31 female tech innovators from 15 countries received mentoring from 42 industry experts, investors, and tech-leaders from the 4YFN Ecosystem.    

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Introducing the innovators

After 4YFN 2022, UNDP announced the launch of the programme’s second round. Hundreds of female-led start-ups applied – and finally, 31 candidates were selected from 15 different countries within the Arab region.  

From founders, CEOs and board members, to experts in blockchain, GreenTech, or machine learning solutions – all these tech innovators have something in common: all are seeking support, mentorship, and business advice.  

Meet the mentors

The Women Innovators Programme has been designed to connect female innovators with industry experts, serial entrepreneurs and key stakeholders from the 4YFN Community and Ecosystem.