UNU-GEST Fellow Participates in a Seminar on Women, Business and the Law — Launch of the New World Bank Report 2019

Yesterday, UNU-Gest fellow and Gender Development Officer at the Malawian Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Kondwani Macdonald Mhone took part in the Seminar on Women, Business and the Law — Launch of the new World Bank report 2019 at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica.

The seminar was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Iceland in partnership with the World Bank where the main findings of the new Women, Business and the Law (WBL) study report for 2019 were introduced and discussed in global and local context. The seminar started with opening remarks by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, followed by a presentation on the report‘s findings by the World Bank Group Interim President, Kristalina Georgieva. The president stated that gender inequality is the world‘s most expensive solvable problem.

 UNU-GEST fellow, Kondwani Mhone participated in a panel focused on local initiatives for gender equality and was joined by presenters from the public and private sectors in Iceland. Kondwani‘s presentation was very well received. The seminar was concluded with a panel conversation with Kristalina Georgiva, Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, representing gender initiatives in the public sector and Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark.

A video of the event can be found through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvouINP0WQA

The World Bank report can be found here: https://wbl.worldbank.org/