NAIROBI, KENYA: Gina Din-Kariuki, Founder and Chairman of Gina Din Corporate Communications, will be a speaker at the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2013 and the Africa Leadership Forum to be held from September 20 in New York.
Designed as the high-level luncheon of the UN Global Compact Leaders' Summit, this year's Forum will focus on the private sector's role in the post-2015 development agenda, placing emphasis on unique opportunities and challenges in Africa.
Key themes for discussion include employment and inclusive growth, education, women's empowerment and innovative and sustainable finance. Gina will be the lead discussant at a high-level roundtable discussion on the topic of women’s empowerment; specifically, on how the private and public sectors can partner to support and sustain women’s entrepreneurship in Africa.
“It is a privilege to be invited to participate in high-level discussions which have the potential to hugely impact the continent. Africa is undergoing a Renaissance, and it is finally time for the African woman to have a voice and a hand in shaping global events. I believe that only by taking ownership of its own narrative can Africa control its destiny, and I intend to play a central role in re-writing the African story, says Gina.”
The UN Private Sector Forum 2013 is organized by the UN Global Compact in close cooperation with the African Development Bank, African Business Magazine, the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Since 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Forum during the opening session of the UN General Assembly to give voice to the private sector in inter-governmental negotiations on key topics.
The event is designed to maximize interaction, increase understanding of efforts underway and generate a range of ideas and commitments from the private sector to build a sustainable future with a specific focus on African markets and societies.
A range of high-flying members of the public and private sectors, including 300 Heads of State and Government, chief executives, civil society leaders and heads of UN agencies will attend the Forum.