Women play a significant role in the blue economy, yet their input rarely receives the support, recognition and publicity it deserves. The world ocean initiative’s Women and the ocean: Changemakers challenge, sponsored by the nature conservancy, showcases leading female changemakers working to develop business solutions to achieve ocean-related sustainability. Three inspiring women from across the globe, leading the way for a sustainable ocean economy, have won the world ocean initiative’s inaugural changemakers competition. To help bring the changemakers’ ideas to life, they will receive guidance from three renowned female ocean leaders as part of a 12-month mentorship programme.
This session will bring together the changemakers and their mentors to discuss their vision for the blue economy, outline the potential impact of their projects and detail what they expect to gain from the mentorship.
Time: 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST / 4 PM BST / 5 PM CEST
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the economic landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, but it is not yet clear how the effects will differ across countries and what that means for policymakers and the development community tasked to respond.
The webinar will be moderated by Cenfri’s Director, Hennie Bester and will feature the following panelists:
– Herman Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Future Advisory
– Judith Tyson, Financial Sector and Capital Markets expert, Overseas Development Institute
– Hopestone Kayiska Chavula, Macroeconomic Policy Division, UN – Economic Commission for Africa
– Jean Bosco Iyacu, Director of Programmes, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR)Time: 3 PM GMT / 9 AM ET