The World Bank launched the Africa Human Capital Plan in 2019, in an ambitious effort to invest more in people, boost human capital gains, and enhance the region’s future prosperity.
Empowering women and girls is one of the main tenants of the plan.
As evidence shows, investing in women’s and girls’ education, health and economic opportunities is fundamental to realizing the continent’s human capital potential and spurring economic growth.
The COVID-19 pandemic is hindering the progress that many countries have made over the years in addressing women’s and girls’ empowerment.
The pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequalities and delayed the demographic transition in Africa. Thus, its response strategies and recovery plan must include the empowerment of girls and women as powerful agents of change.
Please join leaders, experts and champions in an interactive, fast-paced World Bank’s Live Event event—“The Africa Human Capital Plan: Why Investing in Women & Girls Matters Now More Than Ever”— to discuss and share expertise on the way forward to protect and advance women’s and girls’ economic empowerment in the immediate and long term.
As part of the Human Capital Project Global Forum, which brings together government focal points from around the world, the event includes panel discussions and success stories from women and girls, efforts to protect investments in human capital, and how government leaders and development partners are pursuing this critical agenda amidst the current crisis.
DATE: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
TIME: 12:00 pm GMT
WB Live: Link to the event