AfDB Special Envoy on Gender at the Business Forum on African Infrastructure

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From: 09/06/2016
To: 10/06/2016
Location: Sandton, South Africa

The African Development Bank Group’s Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, will take an active role in the 2016 Infrastructure Business Forum, to be held on June 9 and 10, 2016 in Sandton, South Africa.

Alongside the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the AfDB supports this gathering that brings together African infrastructure professionals and the rest of the world to discuss and discover practical solutions for the continent’s lagging infrastructure. In addition, the Forum provides a platform highlighting priority infrastructure projects and progress of the African infrastructure market.

Gender equality is at the heart of AfDB operations. The 2013-2022 Ten-Year Strategy reaffirms the AfDB’s commitment to equality between men and women as essential to economic progress and sustainable growth. The Bank uses both existing and new tools, processes and approaches to effectively integrate gender into the priority areas of infrastructure, governance, skills and technology, regional integration and private sector development.

To implement this commitment to gender equality, the AfDB has put in place a gender strategy, “Investing in Gender Equality for Africa’s Transformation” (2014-2018), as a guide for its efforts to effectively integrate this issue into its operations and to promote equality between men and women in Africa.

 

Media contact: Olivia Ndong Obiang, Media Relations, o.ndong-obiang@afdb.org