Investing in Women and Girls

Event Details

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is happening in Vancouver and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality, and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. Oikocredit Canada, the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) and Cuso International are pleased to invite you to Investing in Women and Girls, a Women Deliver 2019 Satellite event in Toronto. The event will include an interactive storytelling session, a live streamed panel from the Conference on “The Power of Money: Driving equitable economic growth by investing in women” followed by a discussion and a networking session.

Storytelling Session: Investing in Women and Girls Wellbeing SDG 3 Goal

Midwives save lives, join Cuso International for an interactive session on maternal and neonatal health work in Africa.

According to the UN, “since 1990, the world has seen a 44 per cent decline in maternal mortality rates. But despite this progress, some 830 women still die every day from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Women Deliver 2019 Conference Live Stream: The Power of Money: Driving equitable economic growth by investing in women

The World Bank estimates that nations leave $160 trillion on the table when women don’t fully participate in national economies. The Power of Money will examine examples of investments in women’s financial inclusion, seed funding, patient capital, gender smart investing, and women led and owned businesses. Through partnerships and mechanisms, and by creating an enabling environment, we can drive inclusive and equitable economic growth that benefits everyone. We will also explore ways to increase funding and other resources for women-focused organizations. Investing in girls and women is the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.

We will “virtually” join Maria Cavalcanti, President and CEO of Oikocredit partner Pro Mujer, Humphrey Nabimanya (Reach a Hand Uganda), Theo Sowa (African Women’s Development Fund), Suzanne Biegel (Catalyst at Large), Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan (Labournet), Anu Madgavkar (McKinsey Research), Vivian Hunt (McKinsey Research), Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe (AFI) and moderator Raj Kumar (Devex) as they share their insights and expertise on this important topic.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Centre for Social Innovation is an accessible space.

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