Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Young Women in African Power Leadership Training; the first cohort held in West Africa. Participants made the most of the transformational leadership training prior to its early closure due to the Covid pandemic. Forty young women from 17 francophone sub-Saharan countries developed their skills in policy advocacy, civil society governance, social enterprise management, and proposal writing.
The African Development Bank Group has approved a new Gender Equality Trust Fund. The ten-year fund will promote gender-transformative lending and non-lending operations to help support closing the $42 billion financing gap women face on the continent. You can read more about the news at ESI Africa: https://www.esi-africa.com/industry-sectors/finance-and-policy/afdb-approves-gender-equality-trust-fund-and-risk-sharing-mechanism/