Sub-Saharan Africa Vendor Forum for Woman-Owned Businesses

Photo: A'Melody Lee / World Bank

April 7, 2021 | 8:00 am EST (3:00 pm EAT) | Zoom

The World Bank Group (WBG) Corporate Procurement unit held an engaging presentation to help women-owned businesses in the sub-Saharan Africa region learn how to do business with the WBG, what we purchase, and what we are doing to include woman-owned businesses in our own supply chain.

The event highlighted the role the WBG plays as an agent of change towards gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Participants heard from woman-owned businesses from the region that currently work with the WBG as they share their insight and experience with Corporate Procurement practices and procedures. They also heard details from WBG staff involved in local procurements on what these Country Offices buy, how they identify vendors, and what some upcoming needs may be.

Watch the session recording to hear all the details.

See the presentation from the session.

Read responses to the questions presented by participants during the event.

Session Video Recording »