Reconstruction and building
Economy News – Erbil
The representative of the World Bank, legal expert Gram al-Qastalani, who is responsible for the economic empowerment program for women in Iraq, visited the headquarters of the Association of Iraqi Private Banks in Erbil.
She also attended from the Supreme Council for Women’s Affairs in the Kurdistan Region and Omar Wadih, a member of the board of directors of the station for entrepreneurship.
It was discussed ways of joint cooperation between the World Bank and the Association of Iraqi Private Banks to achieve the objectives of this program, which is to increase the percentage of the workforce for women by five percentage points by 2024.
The Association will cooperate with the territorial Government and the World Bank in the implementation of some activities related to women’s economic empowerment.
Prof. Wadih al-Handal confirmed that one of the priorities of the Association’s work with the strategic partner of the Central Bank of Iraq is the empowerment of women through the Community Initiatives Fund “Tamkeen” financed by private banks and exchange companies.
Handal stressed the need for coordination between the Association and the World Bank to conduct workshops, seminars and training courses aimed at creating job opportunities and raising awareness for the public and private sectors.
Ms. Gram praised the role of the Association and the main sponsor of the Central Bank of Iraq through initiatives and programs to serve the banking sector and the possibility of launching a lending initiative aimed at women and work on a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Association of Banks for future work.