|Ambassador Sanders - Medgar Evers|
College Keynote Speaker for International
Women's Day 2016.
Theme: Women Empowerment
Africa Emerging Continent, African Leader Nations:
Taking a closer looks at the specific figures here are some to help put the basket of Africa's demographics into perspective as to the …. what, … the why, …. and the good news and the challenges as regards to the 48 countries in the Sub-Saharan Region.
Let's start with the population figures and go from there:
5.) Forge New Global Partnerships - Shared humanity, mutual respect, inclusion (especially for poor & at-risk people (e.g. women, youth, aged, disabled persons & indigenous people). New global partners include expanding outreach to civil society organizations, multilateral institutions, local and national governments, scientific, academic, business communities & philanthropic persons or organizations.
-- On Financial Literacy – Only about 15% of women (15yrs+) world-wide have a formal bank account (World Bank);
-- On Health – maternal mortality and child marriages (12-14yrs) are still high;
-- Living Wage - Most of the world’s poor make 1-2 dollars a day, and women most often make less.
-- As noted above, I am arguing that these demographics are strategic issues for the United States as it looks forward in the 21st Century. The types of relationships that the U.S. forges with the Continent over the next decades will be increasingly more important given the global context we live in today. And how we help address extreme poverty issues at home and abroad will be important. As abroad, we will need:
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