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Knowledge Network

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Knowledge Circle

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Discover free training and learning materials and tools for building professional and business skills for women’s economic empowerment

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Find out about how gender-responsive businesses, collective and institutions create economic opportunities for women and contribute to gender equality.

Call to Action: Transforming economies by empowering women’s and girls 

Are your organization or company working towards women’s economic empowerment? Would you like to make your commitment public and be recognized for your contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? Show the world how you intend to make a difference for the well-being for all women and girls. Make a commitment

Improve Your Daily Attitude with Divergent Thinking - by Sasha Byers

Many creative, inventive people practice divergent thinking. Entrepreneurs are skilled in divergent thinking because they make connections with seemingly random information and create innovative products, new markets, and transformative ideas. Read more

Education: Applications for African Leadership Academy Class of 2016 are now open
The African Leadership Academy admits between 100 and 125 young leaders from across Africa each year for the two-year pre-university programme, anchored on entrepreneurial leadership and African studies. Submit your application by 31 October 2015. Apply
Training: Emerging leaders of the Arab region
A training programme to direct the energy and potential of youth from five Arab states towards building free, just, and democratic societies. If you are between the age of 15 and 29 and want to participate, submit your application by 1 December 2015. Apply
Featured Resources

Women, business and the law: Getting to equal

A new World Bank's report reveals the magnitude of the challenges that the world still faces in the quest for gender equality. While governments work progressively to provide equality of opportunity for women, there are still laws that differentiate women and men in ways that affect women's economic prospects. Read more

Monitoring progress towards full empowerment of women and girls by 2030

As a result of a wide-range consultation, a new UN Women position paper proposes indicators to effectively monitoring gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as nations agree on a new set of goals to achieve sustainable development by 2030. An important step to ensure that women and girls are equally benefiting from sustainable development. Read more

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