Engicon’s CEO, Tarek Zuriekat, will be speaking on Wednesday, February 3, at an event in London hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the eve of the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference.
The event focuses on the role of the private sector in supporting refugee-hosting communities. Zuriekat will be speaking about Engicon’s experience in the water sector in Jordan within the context of donor support for the Kingdom's increasing refugee population. He will be speaking alongside the Mayor of Amman and other dignitaries.
Following is a press release about the event form the EBRD website. The original press release, as well as the event’s agenda, can be found here.
Enabling the Private Sector to Support Refugee-Hosting Communities
03 Feb 2016
London, United Kingdom
On the eve of the Supporting Syria and the Region conference, the EBRD is hosting an associated event dedicated to enhancing the private sector’s role in supporting refugee-hosting communities and strengthening the resilience of local economies
The half-day conference, to be held at the EBRD’s headquarters in London on 3 February, will be an opportunity for the private sector, civil society, officials from central governments and municipalities, MDBs and donors to pool ideas and plan further action to address these pressing issues.
The event will focus on the EBRD countries of operations most affected by the current crisis.
As well as highlighting the role of the private sector, the conference will facilitate dialogue between interested stakeholders and identify best practices in securing livelihoods for those affected and fostering commercialised partnerships to improve services and infrastructure.
The afternoon event, which will run from 13.00 to 18.00, will feature:
- presentations by official representatives of those countries most affected by the influx of refugees from the war in Syria.
- a session exploring the opportunities for and obstacles to creating employment and promoting entrepreneurship in the affected communities.
- a session to look at sustainable and market-friendly approaches to upgrading municipal infrastructure.