President Kagame has pledged $500,000 to the newly launched African Women’s Leadership Fund.
He made the pledge during a breakfast at the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment on the sidelines of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union bringing together Heads of States and Governments from Africa.
African Women’s Leadership Fund (AWLF) will prioritize the growth and success of women owned and operated companies in Africa.
President Kagame arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday morning where he was received by his counterpart, Sahle-Work Zewde ahead of the scheduled AU Summit.He also atended the AUDA-NEPAD Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative Luncheon convened by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, who will assume AU Chairmanship during the AU Summit.
During the breakfast, after his pledge, President Kagame said enough has been said about need for narrowing gender gaps and associated problems and that its time for tangible actions.
“We have had declarations. We have had calls to action. It is important that now we move to real action that gives us results,” Kagame said.
VIDEO: “Investing in African women fund managers is a smart and innovative approach. Female investors have been found to get higher returns. So we all get better results by investing in women.” President Kagame | Addis Ababa, 8 February 2020. Full speech: https://t.co/YoCnTzEB1q
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