2 March 2019

Can Gender Budgeting Finance Inclusive Development in Africa?

Marrakech — The Economic Commission for Africa will organize, in partnership with UN Women and the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Morocco, a meeting on "Gender-sensitive budgeting: a strategic instrument for economic transformation and inclusive development in Africa" on Saturday 23 March 2019 in Marrakech.

This event will take place on the margins of ECA's 52nd Session and Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, with the aim of initiating a discussion on the inclusion of gender considerations in national budgets as a strategic instrument for the promotion of gender equality in Africa.

Participants will include high level officials from African ministries of finance, economy, planning, trade, and industry, Central Bank governors, civil society & private sector representatives, and UN delegates.

Discussions will:

analyze African gender budgeting experiences, to identify lessons learned, opportunities and difficulties.

examine how gender budgeting can help countries gather the public funding needed to reach their inclusive development priorities.

launch an African exchange platform for the production of knowledge as well as decision making and innovation tools in the field of gender budgeting and the fight against inequality in Africa.

Event: "Gender-sensitive budgeting: a strategic instrument for economic transformation and inclusive development in Africa"

Date: Saturday 23 March, from 9.00 am to 11.00 am

Place: Salle Palmeraie, Hôtel Palmeraie Golf Palace, Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco

Note to editors

Please visit www.uneca.org/cfm2019 (in English) and www.uneca.org/fr/cfm2019 (in French) for more information and documents.

Participants and journalists are invited to request their badges on http://events.uneca.org/registration/register?eventId=0db3764f-94e2-e811-824a-00505695004f.

For more information and interview requests, please contact filali-ansary@un.org or houda.areski@unwomen.org.

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