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Gender Empowerment: Advancing Our Commitment

March 22, 2016 | 13:00 ET, 17:00 GMT

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.


Manager of Communications for Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank

Director of Gender, African Union Commission

Director of Africa External Communications and Partnerships, World Bank

Minister for Women, Family and Protection of Children, Cote d’Ivoire

Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration

Assistant Administrator for Africa, USAID

Envoyée spéciale de la Commission de l'Union africaine pour les femmes, la paix et la sécurité

UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Senior Director, Gender CCSA, World Bank Group

Vice President, Africa Region, World Bank Group