Gender Empowerment: Advancing Our Commitment

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Gender Empowerment: Advancing Our Commitment

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Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 13:00 - 16:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: Atrium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

This half-day event brings together a group of thought leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities related to gender, empowerment, peace and security in Africa. The panel of eminent African leaders, World Bank Group staff, and invited guests, will explore how the World Bank Group, in collaboration with African institutions and development partners, can build on its commitments and increase its engagement on key gender challenges.

Panel I: Reclaiming the Future: Overcoming Gender-Based Violence and Other Conflict-Related Challenges

  • Zainab Bangura, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security
  • Linda Etim, Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID
  • Anne Richard, US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration

Panel II: Equal Choices, Equal Chances: Rights, Voice, and Opportunity

  • Caren Grown, Senior Director for Gender
  • Mahawa Kaba Wheeler, African Union Commission Director for Gender
  • Euphrasie Kouassi, Minister for Women, Family and Protection of Children, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Closing: Makhtar Diop, Vice-President for Africa

Moderator: Steven Shalita, Manager, AFREC

Master of ceremony: Haleh Bridi, Director, AFREC

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Featuring

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Director of Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank
Envoyée spéciale de la Commission de l'Union africaine pour les femmes, la paix et la sécurité
Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group
Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID
Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group
Director of Gender, African Union Commission
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
Manager of Communications for Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Minister for Women, Family and Protection of Children, Cote d’Ivoire