Inagural Arican Women's Economic Summit

Published: March 2010

The African Women's Economic Summit was held on 19 and 20 March 2010 in Kenya. The following were the objectives and outcomes of the summit:

  • To identify the opportunities and challenges of expanding women's access to financial products and services and advancing women within the management and leadership structures of financial sector institutions;
  • To expand innovations in order to massively expand the amount of finance and the scale of outreach of financial to women as retail consumers of finance and as owners of businesses;
  • To identify measures that will ensure that women take their rightful place as decision makers within the governance and management structures of national, regional, continental and global financial institutions; and
  • To collectively identify the leadership needed to introduce new ways of thinking and the action required to build an African Financial system more inclusive of women.

Participants included Murangaza Jacqueline Bisimwa from Women Entrepreneurs Association of the DRC and Ms. Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Minister of Trade, Rwanda.

Populations Poor, Rural, Women

Complementary Outcomes Women's Leadership

Publishers African Development Bank (AfDB)

Geographic Focus Africa