Tag: gender equality

UN Women, Standard Bank collaborate to empower female farmers in Africa

UN Women and Standard Bank have partnered up to equip female farmers in Africa with the skills and resources needed to grow their businesses, and succeed over the long term. This project is closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals; particularly when it comes to gender equality, access to decent work, and economic growth. Nidhi Tandon, Socio-economic Advisor for the East & Southern Africa Region, UN Women joins CNBC Africa for more.

Women’s empowerment index launched to drive gender equality in Kenya

Kenya’s first Women’s Empowerment Index launched by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in partnership with UN Women and UNICEF will track the country's progress towards achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.

RSE CEO Rwabukumba on importance of women’s participation in stock markets

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.

Op-Ed: Ending global hunger requires tackling gender inequality

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.

NSE’s Tinuade Awe highlights benefits of gender diversity

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.

Op-Ed: How the AFAWA initiative is empowering women to propel Africa forward

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.

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.
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