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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Egypt launches new WEF program to support women’s participation in the economy

Egypt launches new WEF program to support women’s participation in the economy: The International Cooperation Ministry, the National Council for Women, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have launched Closing the Gender Gap Accelerator in Egypt, a WEF program designed to boost women’s role in the economy, according to a ministry statement (pdf). The program, making its MENA and Africa debut in Egypt, will run under a three-year action plan aimed at “preparing women for the post covid-19 world of work, closing gender gaps in remuneration between and within sectors, enabling women’s participation in the labour force, and advancing more women into management and leadership roles.”

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