We write to inform you that we are postponing the upcoming conference on Women and the Changing Face of Entrepreneurship in Africa (originally scheduled for April 2-3, 2020). According to the most recent Harvard University policy regarding travel and campus restrictions due to COVID-19, we are unable to host this conference next month. We plan to reschedule the conference to October 2020 to adhere to this policy.
Harvard is closely monitoring the outbreak, and the new coronavirus website is frequently updated with guidance and resources for students, staff, and faculty on campus and abroad, including guidance for incoming visitors to campus. The travel policies and campus restrictions will be in effect now through at least April 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused including for any travel arrangements that have already been made. The health, safety, and well-being of everyone is our top priority.
We will be in touch soon about the new date of the conference and look forward to having this important conversation with you about large-scale female owned and/or operated businesses. This reality disrupts the conventional understanding of African female entrepreneurs as operating largely in the informal sector and in small- and medium-scale enterprises. We see this as a timely and critical conversation that has the potential to shape not just scholarship at Harvard and other research institutions, but also to influence policy makers and government leaders in the years to come. It is with this in mind that we remain committed to hosting the event at a future date when Harvard has determined that it is safe to do so.
If you have any further questions about this change, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.