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Ooredoo to Promote ‘Women’s Entrepreneurship’ in Burma

30 September 2013

Qatari state-backed telecoms operator Ooredoo, which earlier this year received a license to operate in Burma, has formed a partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to promote “women’s entrepreneurship” in the country. The initiative, which aims to recruit 30,000 women by 2016 to sell prepaid Ooredoo airtime to their communities, was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York. “Ooredoo and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women have supported thousands of women entrepreneurs in Indonesia, and we’ll use that expertise to enrich the lives of people in Myanmar,” said Ooredoo chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani.