INCLUDE proudly announces that it will co-host a side panel at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings in Lusaka, Zambia on 23 May. High-level policy-makers and private sector representatives will engage in an informed discussion at the panel on ‘Jobs for women and young people – the transformative potential of agribusiness’. This event is by invitation only. You can follow the event on INCLUDE’s Twitter channel.

We can now announce the speakers at the side panel:

  • Dr Nteranya Sanginga (Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

  • Ms Yana Watson Kakar (Global Managing Parner, Dalberg). Dr Sanginga and Ms Watson Kakar are both involved in the design and implementation of the AfDB’s ‘Empowering Novel Agri-Business- Led Employment for Youth in African Agriculture’ (ENABLE Youth) programme.

  • Dr Monty Jones, Minister of Agriculture, Sierra Leone (to be confirmed)

  • Dr Agnes Kalibata (President, AGRA)

  • Ms Ada Osakwe (CEO, Agrolay Ventures)

  • Ms Jacqueline Novogratz (CEO, Acumen)

Moderator will be Ms Namakau Mukelabai (Zambia National Broadcasting Centre).

The side panel at the AfDB Annual Meetings will be followed by an INCLUDE Platform meeting on 24 and 25 May.

Sharing knowledge on how to promote employment opportunities for women and youth is at the heart of INCLUDE’s work. In the run up to the side event, INCLUDE will keep collecting and synthesizing available knowledge on this issue, focusing especially on the new and promising opportunities that agricultural transformation offer.

Organizer: INCLUDE & AfDB

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