Episode 1: Transportation as a Challenge to Women's Economic Participation
The Center for Inclusive Business and Leadership for Women (CIBL.W) established at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), hosted an online webinar on 11 December 2019 called Transportation as a Challenge to Women's Economic Participation. The webinar revealed important information highlighting the key findings from the KIP Index 11-country research study on how transportation affects women's economic participation in the Arab MENA region.
With speakers from Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon the episode invited discussion and debate about how the lack of safe and reliable public transport is a salient regional challenge. This data was gathered as part of the Center's inaugural project focused on developing a regional index - the KIP Index - on women's participation in the formal economies of the region.