International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) President Sarah Degnan Kambou on Sept. 25 will facilitate a discussion about the importance of investing in women and girls during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York. ICRW’s Anne Golla, a senior economist, also will attend the three-day event.
Kambou advises CGI on cross-cutting gender issues. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI convenes a community of global leaders to craft solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Each year, CGI members make commitments to take action on certain issues.
The theme of this year’s event centers on how to collectively design a world to create more opportunity and equality. Specifically, CGI will explore how individuals can be empowered to create a better future, how investments can provide healthy, sustainable environments to live, work and learn, and how to create systems that ensure opportunity and prosperity for all in an increasingly interconnected world.
As is always the case at CGI, empowering and involving women and girls in efforts to address global issues will continue to take center stage.
Indeed, that will be the case when Kambou facilitates the “Uncovering the Multiplier Effect of Investing in Women” session. The discussion will examine how rigorous evaluation of investments in women is key to helping foundations and philanthropists uncover the larger community impact of their investments.
Participating in the discussion will be Afshan Khan, chief executive officer of Women for Women International, which supports women survivors of war; and Timothy A. A. Stiles, global chair of International Development Assistance Services at KPMG, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services.
Meanwhile, Golla on Sept. 25 will participate in a session focused on integrating women into global supply chains. Golla has particular expertise in women’s employment and entrepreneurship and measuring women’s economic empowerment.
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