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African Green Revolution Forum to elevate role of youth and women in agriculture

African Green Revolution Forum to elevate role of youth and women in agriculture

30 Sep 15  News
Leaders target investments and polices for African farmers and enterprises to meet rising food demand in an urbanizing Africa The rapid rise of urban food markets across sub-Sahar...
Despite challenges, Sub-Saharan Africa continues to remove barriers to women’s advancement: WBG report

Despite challenges, Sub-Saharan Africa continues to remove barriers to women’s advancement: WBG report

11 Sep 15  News
Sub-Saharan Africa is a study in contrasts when it comes to women’s economic advancement, says the World Bank Group’s Women, Business and the Law 2016 report, released on 9 Sep...
Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project

Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project

28 Aug 15  News
The “Raising Voices for Women Cross Border Traders in West Africa Project” seeks to map women’s organisations in the ECOWAS sub-region and their potential to support the capa...
AfDB unveils plan to empower African Women in Agriculture

AfDB unveils plan to empower African Women in Agriculture

28 Aug 15  News
The office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a new report, “Econom...
Report calls for overhaul in mining laws to include women

Report calls for overhaul in mining laws to include women

28 Aug 15  News
A new report on Women in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Africa has called for a policy overhaul in the mining sector for inclusive and active participation of women. The...
East Africa women business owners sharpen skills

East Africa women business owners sharpen skills

21 Aug 15  News
Women entrepreneurs are meeting in Nairobi to explore strategies that would see them step up their participation in business across East Africa. “This conference on women ...
The gender gap in extractive dependent countries

The gender gap in extractive dependent countries

30 Jul 15  News
Can we use the revenues generated from oil, gas and minerals to reduce the gender gap in countries with abundant natural resources? We found a statistically significant negative c...
Investing in women is vital to ending poverty, boosting needed growth

Investing in women is vital to ending poverty, boosting needed growth

15 Jul 15  News
Closing persistent gender gaps is vital to boosting sustainable growth and ending poverty by 2030, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said Tuesday, calling for scaled-up effor...
AU Declaration on 2015 Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development Towards Africa’s Agenda 2063

AU Declaration on 2015 Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development Towards Africa’s Agenda 2063

25 Jun 15  News
We, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, having met at our Twenty Fifth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 14 to 1...
25th Assembly of the African Union Commits to Mainstreaming Women as the Continent begins to Implement Agenda 2063

25th Assembly of the African Union Commits to Mainstreaming Women as the Continent begins to Implement Agenda 2063

19 Jun 15  News
Heads of State and Government of the 54 member states of the African Union (AU) met in Johannesburg, South Africa from the 14th to 15th June. The Assembly meeting was the last in t...
High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment calls for financial inclusion of women in agri-business

High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment calls for financial inclusion of women in agri-business

15 Jun 15  News
“Where a woman rules, streams run uphill” Ethiopian Proverb   2015 is the African Union declared “Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development towards Africa’s Age...
Gender is my Agenda Pre-Summit Conference: Statement of the Chairperson of the AU Commission

Gender is my Agenda Pre-Summit Conference: Statement of the Chairperson of the AU Commission

10 Jun 15  News
Statement of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, delivered by HE Mrs Fatima Acyl, Commissioner of Trade and Industry, to the Gender Is My Agenda Pre-Summit Conference: 8-9 June 2...
Women’s empowerment at top of agenda as AfDB launches Gender Equality Index for Africa

Women’s empowerment at top of agenda as AfDB launches Gender Equality Index for Africa

26 May 15  News
Are women and men on a level playing field? That was the question of debate on Monday, May 25 as the African Development Bank (AfDB) unveiled its first-ever Gender Equality Index f...
New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

New report from UN Women unveils far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality

28 Apr 15  News
“Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” launches in seven cities A major report from UN Women, released on 27 April 2015 in seven...
International Women’s Day 2015: Transition Support Department brainstorms on women’s empowerment and economies

International Women’s Day 2015: Transition Support Department brainstorms on women’s empowerment and economies

04 Mar 15  News
This week the African Development Bank has organized a series of events at its headquarters in Abidjan leading up to International Women’s Day (IWD) 2015 on March 8. On Tuesday M...
Women in business complain about red tape in EA borders

Women in business complain about red tape in EA borders

17 Feb 15  News
Concrete steps should be taken by the government and the Tanzania Women’s Chamber of Commerce (TWCC)  to reduce red tape at Tanzania’s borders and enhance women’s cross ...
The LPI gender strategy: a learning tool for empowering women

The LPI gender strategy: a learning tool for empowering women

10 Feb 15  News
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI) on 4 and 5 February 2015 in Entebbe, Uganda, was successful in reviewing and validating the Gender Stra...
24th AU Summit ends with strong call for women Empowerment in Africa as a step towards achieving the goals of Agenda 2063

24th AU Summit ends with strong call for women Empowerment in Africa as a step towards achieving the goals of Agenda 2063

02 Feb 15  News
The 24th Session of the Summit of the African Union has concluded in Addis Ababa on 31st January 2015, with closing remarks from the newly elected Chairperson of the African Union,...
Regional Ministers adopt ECOWAS texts on gender equality

Regional Ministers adopt ECOWAS texts on gender equality

26 Jan 15  News
ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Gender issues have adopted three key documents for the promotion of gender equality in the region. The text adopted by the Ministers at the end of th...
Looking at trade policy through a “gender lens”: Summary of seven country case studies conducted by UNCTAD

Looking at trade policy through a “gender lens”: Summary of seven country case studies conducted by UNCTAD

14 Jan 15  News
Economic development and social and cultural shifts have led to the decline of many gender-related inequalities across the world. Prominent among them is the rise in female educati...

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