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  • From: 11/07/2012
  • To: 13/07/2012
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria

The Second African Women’s Economic Summit, currently under way in Lagos, is a “summit of action”, said the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, when he addressed the conference on its opening day, 12 July.

Categories: Nigeria, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


25/10/2010 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) is considering launching a global competition aimed at identifying women’s projects and women-owned small businesses which have proved to be most innovative within Africa’s civil society.

Categories: Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


  • From: 19/10/2010
  • To: 23/10/2010
  • Location: Florence, Italy

Women entrepreneurs constitute one of the key drivers of Africa’s sustainable growth. As Africa’s lead development partner, the AfDB actively supports women entrepreneurs. Under the AWIB (African Women in Business) Initiative, Bank support to the World Association of Women Entrepreneur’s (FCEM) fifty-eighth congress aims at strengthening cooperation and business partnerships between African women entrepreneurs and global women business leaders.

Categories: Italy, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


22/03/2010 - The first African Women Economic Summit in Nairobi was a real success. On the afternoon of the final day, the high level audience of 160 African and global decision-makers in the financial and political sectors, policy-makers, regulators, commercial banks, and prominent women entrepreneurs agreed on goals that will bring women centre stage in the financial sector. They pledged to drive change to include more women in finance.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


19/03/2010 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Donald Kaberuka, and Mrs. Graça Machel, Founder of New Faces, New Voices (NFNV) on Friday in Nairobi, jointly launched the first “African Women’s Economic Summit” to ensure the inclusion of women in decisions that are shaping the global financial system.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


  • From: 19/03/2010
  • To: 20/03/2010
  • Location: The Windsor Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

The Africa Women’s Economic Summit will: Identify the issues that limit women’s access to financial products and services. Explore the business opportunities and innovations to expand the reach and scale of financial services to women at all income levels.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative, The President


19/03/2010 - Global and African leaders are invited by the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and Mrs. Graça Machel, Founder of New Faces, New Voices (NFNV) to the first “African Women’s Economic Summit” to ensure the inclusion of women in the decisions that are shaping the global financial system. Today, Raila Odinga, the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Kenya opens the two days Summit at the Windsor Golf and Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


16/03/2010 - African Development Bank (AfDB) Group President, Donald Kaberuka, and New Faces New Voices (NFNV) Founder, Graça Machel, have invited African and global leaders to Nairobi, Kenya, to the first African Women Economic Summit (AWES) which aims at integrating women in the brainstorming process on rebuilding the global financial system. The two-day event will be opened by the Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, on 19 March 2010.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


16/03/2010 - Women have always played a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of Africa. As farmers, entrepreneurs, traders and innovators, they are key economic actors in the continent.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative, The President


15/03/2010 - Global and African leaders are invited by the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and Mrs. Graça Machel, Founder of New Faces, New Voices (NFNV) to the first “African Women’s Economic Summit” to ensure the inclusion of women in the decisions that are shaping the global financial system. On the 19th of March 2010, Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya will open the two day Summit at the Windsor Golf and Country Club in Nairobi, Kenya.

Categories: Kenya, Gender, African Women in Business Initiative


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