Entrepreneurship College - the SDG Edition | SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Event date 14 Mar '19 17:30 - 19:00 A (UTC +1)
Event location De Tropen cafe & restaurant • Netherlands

Every second Thursday of the month, we organize lectures around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Our guest speakers are academic experts and entrepreneurs working in the field of the SDGs. They discuss root causes, challenges, relevant theories and important stakeholders. But foremost, they talk about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship, if we want to reach the goals by 2030.

So join us, go back to school and immerse yourself in knowledge for sustainability!


In many developing countries, large parts of the population – including women - have limited access to financial services. According to the World Bank, over 1 billion women still do not use or have access to finance and over 70% of women-owned small and medium enterprises have inadequate or no access to financial services, resulting in difficulties in collecting and saving (family) income, growing their businesses, and excluding women from the formal economy. Our first guest speaker Luz Martinez, economist and senior advisor Inclusive Finance & Gender at KIT Royal Tropical Institute, will deep dive into SDG 5: Gender Equality, and share insights on the relation between women and finance and her recent research on women entrepreneurs in the MENA region.

The second guest speaker, translating theory to practice and showing the role of entrepreneurship in achieving SDG 5, is 100WEEKS. 100WEEKS believes that women themselves know best what they need to stand on their own feet within weeks. This micro-giving platform empowers and supports entrepreneurship amongst women who need it most, alleviating their families from poverty. Learn more about the concepts of micro-giving, ‘mobile money’ and the revolutionary approach of donating cash directly in this Entrepreneurship College on SDG 5 – Gender Equality!



  • 17.15 – 17.30 Entrance in De Tropen (doors close 17.30 sharp)
  • 17.30 – 19.00 Lecture and Q&A
  • 19.00 – 20.00 Happy Hour: drinks, networking and exchange of ideas :)


After registration, the lectures are freely accessible. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2V34AhK 


Since the event is sold-out every month, a quick note for those who are unable to join us after all. Please cancel your Eventbrite order, so someone else gets the opportunity to take your place. Just go to "your tickets" on the website and click “cancel order”. Thanks!


You can access De Tropen by two entrances: at Mauritskade 64 and through the terrace at the Oosterpark. The lecture takes place in the Subtropen, a room adjacent to the cafe.

Entrepreneurship College - The SDG Edition is powered by KIT Royal Tropical InstituteHvA - Hogeschool van AmsterdamDe Tropen café-restaurant and the SDG House. The SDG House is a place where innovators share knowledge and work together, offering office space to 50+ entrepreneurs, organisations and NGO's that work on achieving the SDGs.