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A Conversation on Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in Africa

March 10, 2021



This event will highlight the work of two young women, Rebeca Gyumi and Memory Banda, working to break harmful traditional norms that limit economic opportunitiesfor women, and emphasize the link between investments in girls and a resilient recovery from COVID 19.

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    Hafez Ghanem

    World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa


    Rebeca Gyumi

    Founder & Executive Director of Msichana Initiative, a Tanzanian NGO that aims to empower girls through education and address key challenges which limit girls’ right to education.


    Memory Banda

    Founder & Executive Director of Foundation for Girls Leadership Malawi, an organization dedicated to promoting girls’ education and sexual and reproductive rights and raising up powerful girl leaders who can transform their communities and country.


  • DATE: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • TIME: 10:30 am ET / 3:30 pm GMT
  • PLACE: Online
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