Girl Effect co-hosts reception at WEF Africa with Facebook and iSON

Girl Effect joined Facebook and iSON – one of Africa’s largest IT companies – in co-hosting a reception at the World Economic Forum.

Hosted in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa brought together regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to agree on strategic actions that can deliver shared prosperity across the continent.

During the reception, our Ni Nyampinga journalists interviewed some of the Forum’s most distinguished guests, including: His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Ime Archibong, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook; Ramesh Awtaney, Founder & Chairman of iSON Group; Hon Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT in Rwanda and many more.

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Girl Effect also participated in a World Economic Forum panel on ‘Nudging People, Policies and Practices’. The panel discussed how, through the use of positive reinforcement, we can reshape citizen enlightenment, engagement and empowerment.

The Girl Effect CEO, Farah Ramzan Golant, was interviewed during the Forum for CNN’s Connecting the World. Speaking live, she told CNN that it is vitally important for private sector institutions, civil society organisations and government institutions to collaborate on creating change for adolescent girls.