Shortly after being named among the Top 100 Women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in Africa, Rebecca Miano, the Managing Director at KenGen has been appointed an Advisory Board member at World Bank.
The brainchild on Kengen’s Pink Energy initiative that encourages and facilitates ladies to grow boldly into their potential and succeed in their respective fields, joins the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development to serve for two years starting from July 2020. She will look into the progress and constraints to gender equality globally and provide feedback and guidance of the bank’s work on gender equality and women’s voice.
The Advisory Council provides an opportunity for members to influence the direction of the work for the institution and ensuring more focus on results and outcomes aimed at reducing gaps between men and women, which is necessary for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity.
It was established in 2011 and has been instrumental in helping the bank close gaps between men and women. The World Bank Group has been deepening a new gender strategy focusing on; losing first-generation gaps in education and health, getting to more, better and inclusive jobs, closing gender gaps in ownership/control over key assets such as land and finance.
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