Tag: Global Gender Summit

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.

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.
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