Women can change face of Africa with enough access to finance
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Access to finance by women in Africa is critical if the continent is to attain the sustainable development goals, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Deputy Executive Secretary, Giovanie Biha said, Tuesday. Speaking at an event to discuss the African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF) in Marrakesh, Morocco, ahead of the fifth Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD), Ms. Biha said adopting the right actions to integrate gender in Africa’s economies will result in financial inclusion, guarantee women’s economic empowerment and achievement of the SDGs, thereby helping change the face of the continent. “This is an indicator that financial exclusion of women is not an option for our continent,” said Ms. Biha, adding the African Women Leadership Fund was an impact fund that aims to strengthen economic empowerment of women and accelerate the emergence of African women fund managers who in turn will invest in and develop African women-led businesses and micro-businesses.
Citation“United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (2019). Women can change face of Africa with enough access to finance. Addis Ababa. © UN.ECA. https://hdl.handle.net/10855/43867”
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