Actions During the Transition Period

It is our hope that the corona virus pandemic has entered a downward trend in Turkey and the world alike. I’d like to call this episode the transition to the post-Corona period. This is an interim phase where we will have to make progress on various fronts. A time of social mobilization awaits us.

ActHuman “Digital Governance Opportunities for Municipalities” Workshop was Held at Marmara Municipalities Union

ActHuman “Digital Governance Opportunities for Municipalities” Workshop was Held at Marmara Municipalities Union

ActHuman’s second term has started with the cooperation of INGEV, IPM and Oxford University. Marmara Municipalities Union hosted the second term’s first consultancy meeting which aims to determine “The Digital Management Opportunities for Municipalities”.

Dr. Eren Korkmaz from Oxford University made a presentation on “The Digital Management Opportunities for Municipalities”. Dr. Korkmaz shared his ideas on the technology, social transformation, the latest technologies, the opportunities presented by the digital management and correct practices on this issue.

Following the presentation, municipalities, public institutions, international organizations, INGOs and private sector representations provided their opinions about the content of opportunities report to be prepared for municipalities.

During the workshop, participants mainly discussed about the issues such as the needs of municipalities for their digital management, technologic applications to improve the municipalities’ management capacities, the better ways of organizing municipalities and cooperation, and good examples applicable for Turkey.

As a result of the three months-research process, the digital management opportunities report will be published.

Women Entrepreneurship Eco-System Meeting was held in TOBB

On April 9th, INGEV, Building Markets and Habitat Foundation organized an eco-system meeting under the auspices of TOBB with the participation of Turkish and Syrian entrepreneurs.

The opening speech of this meeting was given by TOBB Head of Sectors and Entrepreneurship Department, Ozan Acar, Director of Building Markets Turkey, Saral Virgo, The Director of INGEV, Berker Coker and Chairman of the Association of Habitat, Sezai Hazır.

Following the opening speeches, Acar took over the meeting as moderator. He talked with the successful women entrepreneurs of Turkey.

The senior women managers of Turkish NGO’s shared their ideas about what are the needs of more integrated entrepreneur ecosystem.

Syrian women entrepreneurs shared their expectations, lives in Turkey and struggles of establishing business.