AfDB co-hosts 3rd African Women’s Economic Summit in Lusaka

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From: 24/07/2014
To: 26/07/2014
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Organiser: New Faces New Voices

AfDB Gender Envoy calls for improved banking services for women as well as access to finance

The 3rd African Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit, held at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, from July 24-26, 2014, has officially closed with participants calling on African Governments to make more land available to women. Read More


Donald Kaberuka urges African countries to tap into women’s tremendous potential as economic forces

During the official opening of the 3rd African Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit on Friday, July 25 in Lusaka, Zambia, the President of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, said countries can only develop if they involve women in their development agendas. Read More


AfDB Special Gender Envoy lauds transformative change at Nega-Nega Irrigation Scheme in Zambia

“It is exactly this kind of innovative irrigation system that will ensure Zambians are part of the green and inclusive growth of Africa,” Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the African Development Bank’s Special Envoy on Gender, stated on Wednesday, July 23 at the site of one the Bank’s agricultural projects in Zambia. The Gender Envoy took some time from attending the 3rd African Women Economic Empowerment Summit held from July 24-26 in Lusaka to interact with smallholder irrigation farmers at Nega-Nega Irrigation Scheme in Mazabuka District. Read More


Summit Background

The 3rd African Women’s Economic Summit takes place from July 24-26, 2014 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia, under the theme “African Women Realising Africa’s Economic Potential”.  

Organized by New Faces New Voices and the African Development Bank, this biennial event brings together key stakeholders in the financial sector across the continent, as well as influential global leaders, to examine ways to put women at the centre-stage of Africa’s finance and economic development agenda to realize Africa’s potential.

Organizer:  New Faces New Voices
Co-host:  The African Development Bank (The AfDB)
Strategic Partners:  Bank of Zambia & Republic of Zambia
When:  July 24-26, 2014
Where:  Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka, Zambia
Who:  Key stakeholders in the financial sector across the continent and influential global leaders