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04 August 2021

G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council's Bogolo Kenewendo on Covid vaccines in Africa

Uxolo’s Sam McManus speaks with Ms. Bogolo Kenewendo, Former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana, Founder of Kenewendo Advisory, Member of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) and Amujae Leader on global initiatives to increase gender equality and the desperate lack of Covid vaccines in Africa.

Bogolo discusses her work with the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (0:49), how the G7 DFIs and others are leading the charge for gender equality with the 2X Challenge (02:30), but how ‘gender lens’ investing is still just a tiny fraction compared with wider ESG investment (03:27), how institutions can continue to push gender equality further (05:45), regression of gender equality in Africa due to the Covid pandemic (07:28), 

the continuing Covid pandemic in Africa, lack of vaccines and/or overpriced vaccines and the desperate need for vaccines before recovery can really begin (10:24), the importance for African countries to get involved in the production of vaccines and the role of IP wavers to support this (13:54), highlighting examples of overpriced imported vaccines (15:50), a global plea to governments and institutions for more opportunities to purchase vaccines for Africa  (18:00), her role as an Amujae Leader, being a Minister at age 30 and her network of women mentees and mentors working together (19:53).

Mentioned link to G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) Report: Click Here

Mentioned Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Centre for Women and Development: Click Here

Lear more at: http://www.kenewendo.com/

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