Tag: gender equality
For the 6th consecutive year, the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) joined about 80 exchanges across the world to ring the bell to mark the International Women’s Day 2020. The annual event aims at raising awareness on gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and sustainable development. CNBC Africa’s Tesi Kaven had a conversation with Celestin Rwabukumba, CEO of Rwanda Stock Exchange on the significance of this event.
The yawning global gender gap is at the heart of our inability to end hunger. Whether last in the family to eat, blocked from owning land, or entirely ignored by extension workers and policymakers, gender inequality - and specifically discrimination against women - is a key driver of global hunger.
Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Nigerian Stock Exchange is putting the spotlight on gender equality through a symposium themed “Each for Equal”. Tinuade Awe, Executive Director for Regulation at the NSE joins CNBC Africa Christy Cole for more.
In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded. The AFAWA initiative is a direct response to the challenges faced by women in Africa, and the need to unlock access to finance.
Global Gender Summit 2019: “Put prejudice behind us and give women access to finance” says Akinwumi Adesina
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater access to finance for African women when he addressed the inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit.
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.
It is important to unpack the constraints to gender equality and put them at the door step of the right people. That's according to Modupe Ladipo, Managing Partner of Prosperar Consulting. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with her on the sidelines of the Global Gender Summit to discuss ways to overcome some constraints to gender equality.
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.