Professor Participates in Banking Conference

Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics Dr. Grace Al-Khoury participated in the activities of the Palestine International Banking Conference on Women's Banking Empowerment, organized by the Palestinian Monetary Authority. 

The conference was held at the Oasis Hotel in Jericho, and organized in cooperation with the Association of Banks in Palestine, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Palestinian Credit Guarantee Foundation.

 Dr. Khoury  presented a paper entitled "Overcoming obstacles of women's financial inclusion” during the first session of the conference,  which focused on the promotion of awareness and banking culture and capacity-building for women. 

The highlighted obstacles, in Dr. Khoury’s paper, included the demand for financial services and supply constraints related to the adequacy of financial services provided to women's needs, legislations, infrastructure or supporting environment, as well as social, cultural and religious obstacles. The recommendations were made to bridge the gender gap in financial inclusion and enhance women empowerment.