Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Miano has joined the World Bank Group’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development.
The council is composed of representatives of government ministries, the private sector, academia and non-profit institutions.
Members of the Advisory Council are tasked with looking into progress and constraints to gender equality globally and providing feedback and guidance of the bank’s work on gender equality and women’s voice.
The Advisory Council also provides an opportunity for members to influence the direction of the work done by World Bank which includes reducing gaps between men and women.
While accepting the invitation to join the Advisory Council, Miano noted that gender development and mainstreaming is a major catalyst in organizations as it contributes towards growth.
World Bank’s Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, Mari E Pangestu said in 2016, the 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.
Kengen said Miano’s appointment to the Advisory Council will be for a period of two years starting July 2nd, 2020.