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Creating a level playing field for women in technology in Africa

A workshop paves the way to optimize opportunities for African women in the technology sector through enhanced professional capacity and mentorship and by leveraging the power of South-South…  



African employers for gender equality

Africa has over 700 companies with an annual revenue of more than $500 million, including 400 with revenue above $1 billion. The ability of these companies to thrive rests on building and retaining…  


Over 450 business leaders and government delegates commit to boost women’s roles in companies

Over 450 business leaders and government delegates commit to take concrete action at #Biz4Gender Forum in Santiago, Chile.  


UNDP and Tony Elumelu Foundation sign agreement aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in Africa

“We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges have to be addressed.”  


Gender gap costs sub-Sahara Africa $US95 billion a year: New UNDP report

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014– or six percent of the region’s GDP – jeopardising the continent’s efforts for…  


Investment in youth and women critical to Africa’s development, says UN Development Chief

Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), a conference held regularly to promote high-level policy dialogue between…  

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