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We-Fi West Africa Regional Summit

April 17, 2019

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

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The first Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) West Africa Regional Summit will bring together heads of state, leaders of multilateral development banks, key We-Fi government representatives, private sector executives, and women entrepreneurs to discuss ways to expand opportunities for women-led small and medium-sized enterprises in West Africa.

With a focus on the role of technology in supporting agribusiness and other high-growth industries, the Summit aims to galvanize high-level support for public policy reforms and private sector actions to promote women’s entrepreneurship in the region.

The Summit is hosted by His Excellency Mr. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, and organized by We-Fi in collaboration with the World Bank Group, the African Development Bank, and the Islamic Development Bank.

The recording above shows the Fireside Chat with Kristalina Georgieva and Ivanka Trump, followed by a Women Entrepreneurs Panel. For the full replay of the event, please see below.

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Speakers

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President, United States of America

Advisor to the President, United States of America

Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

President, African Development Bank Group

President, African Development Bank Group

Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Vice President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

Bandar M. H. Hajjar, President, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group

President, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group

Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, President of the ECOWAS Commission

President of the ECOWAS Commission

Patricia Zoundi Yao, Founder of Quickcash, Digital Hub, and CannanLand

Founder of Quickcash, Digital Hub, and CannanLand

Jeanine Cooper, Founder & Sr. Managing Partner of FABRAR Liberia

Founder & Sr. Managing Partner of FABRAR Liberia

Catherine Krobo Edusei, Founder & Managing Director, Eden Tree Ltd.

Founder & Managing Director, Eden Tree Ltd.

Maya Horgan Famodu, Founder, Ingressive, Nigeria

Founder, Ingressive, Nigeria

Dominique Ouattara, First Lady of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

First Lady of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire