UN and the World Bank invite Congolese women to invest in human capital

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Ms. Diarietou Gaye and Ms. Awa N’diaye Seck, respectively Director of Strategy and Operations at the World Bank and UN-Women Representative in the DRC, have invited Congolese women to make an extra effort to earn their place in the society.

“Women and Human Capital” is the theme of the World Bank conference, in collaboration with UN Women / Rdc and the Network of African Women Leaders. It was Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Pullman Hotel in Kinshasa.

Congolese women of different social classes, have exchanged on the question that they constitute a significant human capital because of their contributions to the socioeconomic development of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Diarietou Gaye and Awa N’diaye Seck, respectively Director of Strategy and Operations at the World Bank and UN-Women Representative in DRC, invited Congolese women to make an extra effort to earn their place in society .

Focusing their interventions on the World Bank’s plan for human capital in Africa, the two hosts of the day invited women to join forces to make human capital, the dynamics of Africa’s economic revival, catalyst that will enable Africans to move from poverty to prosperity.

Human capital is a new strategy for this Bretton Woods institution to support African countries to eliminate malnutrition and stunting. It also helps to increase access to quality education and to make up for delays in maternal and child health.

This new Strategy was developed by World Bank experts to increase funding on the continent, through more strategic use of available financial resources, while increasing support for people living in fragile or conflict-affected environments.

The speakers emphasized that their institutions work for the empowerment of women and girls to preserve and strengthen their human capital by accelerating the achievement of a demographic dividend in their countries.

The Minister of Gender, Family and Child, Chantal Safou Lopusa present at this ceremony, invited the women of the DRC not to give up. She asserted that the Government of the Republic, through its ministry, will spare no effort to help them within its means.  

Special guest of the conference Diarietou Gaye, Director of World Bank Strategy and Operations for Africa, urged Congolese women to put their potential to good use.

For UN Women DRC Representative Awa Ndiaye Seck, the contribution of women is very significant in a number of areas.

At the end of the conference the participants made the commitment to act today, not tomorrow. Thus, they must put in place strategies for the elaboration of a road map detailing the concrete actions to be carried out according to the priorities of the country.

This session was very interactive and rich on issues related to the promotion of Congolese women at all levels.

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