Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 September 2012

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Hosts Events on Gender, Governance and Economic Growth during the 2012 U.N. General Assembly

 

The Millennium Challenge Corporation Hosts Events on Gender, Governance and Economic Growth during the 2012 U.N. General Assembly

 

[18-September-2012]

 

    NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is hosting two events in New York City that will bring together five African heads of state on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly meeting this year. These presidents will speak on two key issues: The first event will address gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the second event will feature a discussion on governance and sustainable economic growth.

MCC is an independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth. MCC is based on the principle that aid is most effective when it reinforces good governance, economic freedom and investments in people.

September 24, 2012 (Monday) at 8:00 AM

EVENT: Holding Ourselves Accountable for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Views from Government, Donors and the Private Sector

WHO:

H.E. President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

H.E. President Banda of Malawi

WHAT: A panel discussion followed by a conversation with the only female presidents in Africa to discuss gender equality and women’s empowerment.

WHERE: See Note to Editors

September 27, 2012 (Thursday) at 8:00 AM

EVENT: A Head of State Roundtable on Governance and Sustainable Economic Growth

WHO:

H.E. President Yayi of Benin

H.E. President Issoufou of Niger

H.E. President Sall of Senegal

WHAT: A roundtable moderated by Dr. Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss promoting good governance and sound policy for sustainable growth in Africa.

WHERE: See Note to Editors

 

 

SOURCE Millennium Challenge Corporation    


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