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Women’s Economic Empowerment in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations
Women’s economic empowerment is ‘smart economics’, as the World Development Report 2012 concludes. Furthermore, economic recovery is fundamental in peace building processes. Nonetheless, what are the specific challenges as well as optimal entry points for women’s economic empowerment in times of conflict and post-conflict situations? What specific roles can Sida and Sweden’s Development cooperation play as regards to improving women’s situation and opportunities?
The World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development (ACGD) is holding its meeting in Stockholm in December. As part of the ACGD activities, Sida invites you to a Development Talks on how to further develop its work on women’s economic empowerment in conflict and post-conflict situations with the participation of selected members of the Council.
- Afshan Khan: Chief Executive Officer, Women for Women International
- Betty Mwangi-Thuo, Chief of Financial Services, Safaricom
- Ewa Werner-Dahlin, Sida, Former Swedish Ambassador in Guatemala, Member of Sida’s Management Board
- Markus Goldstein, Senior Economist, World Bank, “Practice Leader” for African Innovation Lab
- Ramazia Abbas Aleryani: General Secretary General Arab Women Union and Chairwoman Women Union, Yemen
Welcome remarks by Sida’s Director General Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka
Moderator: Annika Törnqvist, Head of Cooperation, The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation.
Date and time: December 11th 2012, 13.00-15.30
Registration: Lina Irstad email@example.com
Contact/Information: Carolina Wennerholm firstname.lastname@example.org