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Ensuring Inclusive Growth for Women’s Economic Potential in Africa

Tuesday 15th July 2014

news_07-15-14Africa’s economic potential is poised for growth: the World Bank’s Africa Pulse states that nearly a quarter of African countries grew at a rate of 7% or higher in 2012, and several African countries are among the top 15 countries with the highest rates of economic growth in the world. However, this growth has not necessarily translate into reduced inequality levels, and important questions are being raised in regards to women’s role in sustaining Africa’s economic potential.

GBA member, New Faces New Voices, in partnership with the African Development Bank, is organizing the 3rd African Women’s Economic Summit to discuss these issues and more. The Summit will take place in Lusaka, Zambia between the 24th – 26th of July. This year’s theme is “African Women Realizing Africa’s Economic Potential”. The event brings together key stakeholders in the financial sector throughout the continent, as well as influential global leaders, to look at how to put women at the centre-stage of the African finance and economic development agenda to realize Africa’s potential.

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