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Global Winner for "SDGs and Her" Competition for Women Micro-Enterprises Helping to Achieve SDGs

September 24, 2018

8:00-9:00am - UN Women Conference Room- 19th Floor - Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

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The World Bank Group, in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center, will hold an event to celebrate the 2018 winners of the "SDGs and Her" competition for women micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses help achieve the SDGs. 

The event will feature the two global winners: Tanzania-based WomenChoice Industries owned by Lucy Odiwa; and Mukuru Clean Stoves of Kenya, owned by Charlot Magayi. The winners were selected from a pool of over 1,200 contenders from 88 countries through a rigorous three-stage judging process. Partner organizations, representatives of UN Member States, and gender activists will participate at the event.

About the SDGs and Her Initiative

SDGs and Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs who support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.  For more information, please click here

Please RSVP Here

Breakfast will be served from 7:30am.

Immediately following this event, the SDGs and Her partners will hold an exclusive learning round table event hosted by Franklin Templeton Investments. For more information, please visit here

For more information, please call +1 212 317 4721.

 

  • Global Winners for ‘SDGs and Her” Competition for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs Helping to Achieve the SDGs

    In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to "create the future we want in 2030.” Three years since the global goals adoption, a wide array of stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, and citizens around the world, have joined forces to help achieve the ambitious agenda.

    The World Bank Group, in partnership with UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School Zicklin Center, launched the SDGs&Her, an online competition in April 2018 to identify women entrepreneurs across the world, whose business operations help support the SDGs. The main objectives of the initiative are to: (i) recognize women implementing the SDGs, including women business owners of microenterprises; (ii) increase knowledge about the SDGs and their potential impacts on women among non-traditional audiences; and (iii) collaborate with private sector partners on all SDGs, but SDG 5 in particular; to share best practices and innovative ideas.

    On September 24, 2018, the World Bank Group and its partners will hold an event to celebrate the 2018 winners of the "SDGs and Her" competition for women micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses help achieve the SDGs.

    The event will feature the two global winners: Tanzania-based WomenChoice Industries owned by Lucy Odiwa; and Mukuru Clean Stoves of Kenya, owned by Charlot Magayi. The winners were selected from a pool of over 1,200 contenders from 88 countries through a rigorous three-stage judging process. Partner organizations, representatives of UN Member States, and gender activists will participate at the event.

    For more information, please click here or please call +1 212 317 4721.

     

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  • DRAFT AGENDA

    Monday September 24, 2018

    8:00-09:00AM

    UN Women Conference Room – 19th Floor

    Daily News Building, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

     

    1. H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President, Republic of Kenya (TBC)

    2. Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President, World Bank Group

    3. Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

    4. Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP (TBC)

    5. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egyptian Minister of Investment and International

        Cooperation 

    6. Prof. Djordjija Petkoski, Wharton School

    7. First place winner, Lucy Odiwa, WomenChoice Industries - Tanzania 

    8. Second place winner, Charlot Magayi, Mukuru Clean Stoves - Kenya