The African Development Bank, Group has approved a new Gender Strategy for 2021 to 2025 tagged Investing in Africas women to accelerate inclusive growth.
This was contained in a statement from the bank in Addis Ababa on Thursday.
The strategy was approved on December 11, 2020 and seeks to strengthen the banks commitment as a leader on the continent, to reach gender equality and women and girls empowerment in Africa.
The strategy is anchored on three pillars which are empowering women through access to finance and markets, and accelerating employability and job creation for women through skills enhancement.
The third pillar is increasing womens access to social services through infrastructure.
She added that the process also involved civil society organisations, regional and international organisations, and government representatives.
She commended all parties for their contribution to designing the new strategy.
According to the statement, the banks 2021 to 2025 vision for gender equality and women and girls empowerment seeks to transform the continents major sectors into grounds of accessible opportunities.