AfDB grants ECOWAS $320,000 for gender mainstreaming

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AfDB grants ECOWAS $320,000 for gender mainstreaming   The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank ( has awarded a grant of $320,535 to the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks. The funds will support a gender gap analysis of several WAMA strategies including those for financial inclusion; gender disaggregation data analytics; digital payment services and infrastructure; and digital identity. According to a press statement from the development lender, the project, to be executed over a three year period, will potentially affect…

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