Foresight Africa: Closing the gender equity gap
The burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic have been unequally borne across regions and countries, between the poor and better off, and between men and women. Existing economic gender inequalities—related to income, coping strategies, labor and time use, food and water insecurity, and child education outcomes—have been further exacerbated by today’s interlocking challenges and headwinds.
On March 10, as part of the Foresight Africa event series, and in honor of International Women’s Day, the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings will host a panel discussion to take stock of what can be done to address the gender dimensions of Africa’s economic recovery in the face of multiple headwinds. The discussion will be centered on the chapter in this year’s Foresight Africa report, titled “Gender: Closing the equity gap,” which outlines strategies for mitigating the adverse impacts of the multiple crises on women and girls through fiscal policy, digital and social inclusion, and access to justice.
This event will be available for in-person attendance or to watch online. Viewers can submit questions for the panel by emailing email@example.com or via Twitter @BrookingsGlobal by using #ForesightGender.
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Aloysius Uche Ordu
Director - Africa Growth Initiative
Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development
Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative
Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Center for Sustainable Development
Director, SAIS Women Lead, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies - Johns Hopkins University
Angela R. Pashayan
Political scientist and professor - American University School of International Service
Lead Economist & Director 2022 WDR “Finance for an Equitable Recovery” Finance and Private Sector Development, Development Research Group - World Bank
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