THEME: Fostering Human Capital Development through Women Empowerment.
VENUE: New York, USA.
DATE: 19th – 21st March 2019-
On the Margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women, scheduled to hold at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11th to 22nd March 2019.
OVERVIEW OF THE FORUM:
The focus of this forum arises from the World Bank’s 2018 Human Capital Index, which ranks 157 countries based on their education and health outcomes and the impact they are having on productivity. Based on the new index, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa experience under-five mortality as high as about 2.9 million every year, mostly from avoidable causes, such as complications related to respiratory infections, diarrhea, or malaria. In the same vein, the report indicated that though Africa has the largest return on education globally, with each additional year of schooling raising earnings by 11% for boys and 14% for girls, issues of access and quality loom large as about 50 million children are not in school.
A report by the World Economic Forum supports the development and deployment of human capital as a critical element of economic growth and social inclusion in all countries, and established that the two of the Global Gender Gap Index’s four sub-indexes of Educational Attainment and Economic Participation and Opportunity, relate to the development and deployment of female human capital in particular. Therefore, the report concludes that female talent remains one of the most under-utilized business resources, either squandered through lack of progression or untapped from the onset; business leaders and governments increasingly note that tackling barriers to equality can unlock new opportunities for growth.
In light of this, the theme of this Forum is set as: “Fostering Human Capital Development through Women Empowerment”. The summit will bring together Leaders in Government, Industry Practitioners, Global business leaders, academics and research scholars, and International Development partners, from across Africa and the United States, in a series of high-level policy dialogues and interactions sessions, to explore gender-responsive approaches and other various aspects to fostering human capital development in Africa.
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