Social inclusion is the process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society. The current COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on deep rooted systemic inequalities, especially for underserved groups such as persons with disabilities, women, unemployed youth, sexual and gender minorities, the elderly, indigenous peoples, and ethnic and racial minorities. In this session, you will be able to listen to experts in the field on how to best address social exclusion, its costs, and the challenges of this in achieving equitable growth.
The World Bank Group Youth Summit is the largest youth worldwide annual gathering at the WBG to engage with each other globally on the most pressing issues facing our generation. This year’s theme “Unlocking the Power of Inclusion for Equitable Growth” is dedicated to exploring how a broader and more diverse set of solutions can foster Environmental, Social and Economic inclusion, to help people reach their productive potential and offer a compelling opportunity for growth and development. Learn more: https://live.worldbank.org/events/2022-wbg-youth-summit-unlocking-power-inclusion-equitable-growth?cid=ECR_YT_Worldbank_EN_EXT
– Noella Coursaris Musunka, Founder/CEO of Malaika and Ambassador for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
– Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank Group
– Mr. Richard Akuson, lawyer, LGBT rights activist
– Ms. Sunita Caminha, Policy Specialist, UN women
– Moderator: Dominique Tchimbakala, TV Anchor at TV5 Monde, Award winning journalist
ABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for low-income countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. http://www.worldbank.org