Project Symposium: Making Economic Growth Work for Women in Developing Countries

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The Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA) in conjunction with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD) as part of its output for the IDRC-GrOW Project, organised a symposium attended by a broad range of participants, ranging from government officials, researchers, academics, civil society leaders and entrepreneurs. The symposium was held at the Lagos Court of Arbitration , 2nd floor, 1A Remi Olowude Street, 2nd roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Okunde Bluewater Scheme, Lekki Peninsula Phase 1 on March 29, 2018.

The symposium’s welcome address was delivered by Hajiya Hadiza El-Rufai (First Lady, Kaduna State) on the importance of evidence based research for women’s empowerment. Mr. Michael Falade (Independent Consultant) introduced the research project, briefly discussing methodology and some preliminary findings. The keynote address on whether empowering the woman raises economic growth was delivered by Mrs. Amina Oyagbola (Chief Executive Officer, AKMS Consulting Ltd.)

Please click the link below to get a full report of the event:

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