AFDB's Dr. Millicent Omukaga on Africa's Untapped She Economy
In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Millicent Omukaga, Advisor to the AFDB President on Women Empowerment and Affirmative Finance as they discuss:
- Africa's untapped She Economy
- case studies of how financial sector (including AfDB programs) has helped unlock value for women on the continent
- learnings from her experience
Dr. Millicent Omukaga is a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards.
Dr. Millicent Omukaga is a policy advisor in development programming and finance with expertise in investment projects and portfolio management and market development for rural and agricultural communities across Africa.
In her current position at African Development Bank (AfDB), she guides on financial inclusion through policy engagements at corporate and country levels, and provides technical assistance through access to finance and markets programmes targeting women entrepreneurs across the Continent.
Some of her recent achievements include contribution to the establishment of the Bank's 10-year Gender Equality Trust Fund, which is the first thematic fund on gender in the Bank Group's history; $250M Risk Share Mechanism; and $25m Technical Assistance project.
Podcast Host: Ms. Marita Obare, Co-founder Ngazi, an on-transit advertising platform for small businesses in Kenya.
Guest: Dr. Millicent Omukaga - Office of the President Advisor – Women Empowerment and Affirmative Finance, African Development Bank Group, Côte d'Ivoire
Production: Rawlins Hamisi