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KenGen MD Miano joins World Bank Advisory Council

KenGen MD Rebecca Miano joins World Bank Advisory Council on gender, development

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Rebecca Miano has joined the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development.

Miano is the brainchild of KenGen’s Pink Energy Initiative and becomes a member of the Advisory Council composed of distinguished representatives of government ministries, the private sector, academia and non-profit institutions.

Her appointment to the  Advisory Council is for a period of two years starting July 2, 2020.

Since its inception in 2011, the Council has been instrumental in helping the bank to strengthen its contributions towards closing gaps between men and women.

The Bank’s Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, Mari E Pangestu, the KenGen MD said she was honoured for the consideration.

Mrs. Mianosaid gender development and mainstreaming is a major catalyst in organizations as it contributes towards growth.

It wasa reference to the Pink Energy Initiative which has been instrumental in encouraging and facilitating ladies to grow boldly into their potential and succeed in their respective fields.

The World Bank Group began implementing a new gender strategy geared towards deepening the institution’s contribution toward key results which are; closing first-generation gaps in education and health, getting to more, better and inclusive jobs, closing gender gaps in ownership/control over key assets such as land and finance, among others.

Other key results entail enhancing women’s voice and agency especially by preventing and responding to gender-based violence.

The Advisory Council provides an opportunity to members to influence the direction of the work for the institution and ensuring more focus on results and outcomes aimed at reducing gaps between men and women which is necessary for ending extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity.

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