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CIPE Entrepreneurship Update

Bahrain – Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State MEPI, CIPE started a new program to foster cooperation among Bahrain’s diverse private sector and youth populations. The program will focus on two initiatives designed to foster a cooperative environment among the diverse populations that make up Bahrain’s private sector and youth. With the support of MEPI, CIPE will help develop a representative business vision for the country to foster reform and implement a civic education and entrepreneurship training course to engage a diverse group of Bahrain youth in economic participation.

Washington, DC – In conjunction with the International Day of Democracy on September 15, the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN), comprising of CIPE partners from around the world, formally announced its objectives and principles. Created to remedy a lack of private sector representation in global debates on democratic reform, FEDN seeks to engage champions of the private sector and civil society in dialogue and advocacy. In addition to ensuring a voice for the private sector in global fora, FEDN will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual support among members.

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Join the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) for a TwitterChat on the linkages between democracy and free enterprise.  Today CIPE had a lively discussion that touched on topics including corruption, political accountability, economic reform, and more.  On Thursday at 10:00 AM EDT the conversation continues with CIPE partners and members of the recently announced Free Enterprise and Democracy Network, which brings together democratic reformers, champions of the private sector, and members of civil society to advocate for a positive business environment and strengthen democracy.  Use the #DemocracyChat hashtag to follow the discussion or use the Tweet Chat room.