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AfDB committing to discover new opportunities to support Kenyan women and girls

On Monday the African Development Bank (AfDB) committed to discover new opportunities of directly supporting hard work meant at empowering Kenyan women and girls.

The commitment was made by the bank’s deputy director general Nnenna Nwabufo during a meeting with First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on the sidelines of the ongoing Global Gender Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

Ms. Nwabufo said that one of the areas that the bank is keen on supporting is the capacity of building activities for Kenyan women in business where they will benefit from development projects implemented by the government in partnership with AfDB.

Ms. Nwabufo, who heads AfDB’s East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery office, assured the First Lady that she is committed to ensuring that women in Kenya gain from the bank’s Affirmative Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) projects.

The Kenyan First Lady welcomed AfDB’s commitment to partner with Kenyan women.

The First Lady said that the Beyond Zero initiative was open to act as one of the platforms through which the African Development Bank could directly engage women in the country.

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Timothy Omondi