Tag: development bank

Global Gender Summit: Anne-Marie Levesque on encouraging female entrepreneurship

CNBC Africa spoke with Anne-Marie Levesque, gender equality Advisor at FinDev Canada about their work with encouraging and implementing female entrepreneurship in East Africa.

Global Gender Summit: AfDB on tackling barriers to empowerment, gender equality on the continent

CNBC Africa spoke with Jennifer Blanke, Vice President Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank Group on the side-lines of the Global Gender Summit in Kigali about what can be done further to unpack constraints towards gender equality in Africa.

Global Gender Summit: Nyakan June speaks on the state of gender equality, financial inclusion in Africa

CNBC Africa spoke with Nyakan June, CEO and Founder of Timeless Women of Wonder at the Global Gender Summit in Kigali, June spoke on the changes that need to be done to move the campaigning of women empowerment and equality on the continent.

Global Gender Summit: AFAWA targets $42bn to bridge finance gap for African women

The Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) has set its target on bridging the $42 billion finance gap women face on the continent, CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society at the African Development Bank, Vanessa Moungar for more.

Global Gender Summit: How to bridge gender inequality in leadership positions

Can real gender equality ever come about without more women in decision making positions? On the side-lines of the 2019 Global Gender Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, CNBC Africa spoke to ONE Africa Ambassadors, Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa and Merlene Rossouw for their take.

Global Gender Summit: AGF & Attijariwafa Bank sign MoU to fund women-owned businesses in Africa

The Chairman of Africa Guarantee Fund (AGF), Andrew Temu says they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Attijariwafa Bank to leverage over $50 Million to serve women-owned and managed enterprises in North Africa. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Andrew Temu on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit in Kigali.

Global Gender Summit: AFAWA: Nigeria’s Bank of Industry signs letter of intent

The CEO of Nigeria's Bank of Industry Olukayode Pitan says the idea of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa is to make lenders do more for women. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with him on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit after they signed a letter of intent on the AFAWA risk-sharing facility.

Global Gender Summit: Phillipe Lacoste: There is more political will to lend more to women

French President, Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders approved a $251 million package in support of African Development Bank's (AfDB) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative earlier in August. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Phillipe Lacoste, Director for Sustainable Development at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to discuss the importance of this initiative for Africa.
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