AIWF Activities 2018

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“Arab women given the right environment make good entrepreneurs”

-Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby,Secretary General & CEO Arab British Chamber of Commerce, UK

AIWF Conference Washington ,DC, USA, June 2008

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Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance

Hawkamah was launched in February 2006 with the aim of advancing corporate governance practices in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. As an autonomous association, Hawkamah is bringing together corporate governance practitioners, regulators and institutions to define and develop a home-grown – yet globally integrated – system of governance that promotes institution building, corporate sector reform, good governance, market development and increased investment and growth across the region.

Hawkamah was created to bridge the governance gap by assisting the region's countries and businesses in developing and implementing sound, well integrated corporate governance frameworks. Our objective is to shape corporate governance throughout the region by promoting the core values of transparency, accountability, fairness, disclosure and responsibility. Working with national and regional task forces, we will assist with the development of regionally relevant corporate governance frameworks and help foster home grown communication and policy dialogue, ultimately becoming the natural bridge for institutions promoting corporate governance in the region.

Hawkamah provides the following services:

RESEARCH on corporate governance trends practices on a regional level;

ASSESSMENT and BENCHMARKING of corporate governance practices on a firm level;

CAPACITY BUILDING programmes for corporate governance stakeholders to effectively take their roles towards better corporate governance implementation;

ADVOCACY to push for regionally relevant corporate governance reforms among policy makers, companies and practitioners

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