21 June 2022
After the occupation in 2014 and the battles in the east, large numbers of people moved west to escape the fighting. [...] This is at the heart of the list of just transition principles that the EIB and eight other development banks published ahead of the 26th UN climate conference in Scotland in 2021. [...] Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and has one of the highest percentages of people in extreme poverty. [...] “They have all the abilities, the intelligence and the dedication to succeed just like any man, if they only take the chance and have faith in themselves.” FINANCE FOR EVERYONE 27 A TRUE FUND FOR WOMEN The right type of investing brings superior performance C hika Russell left her home in Nigeria for the United Kingdom at the age of six. [...] “They were pioneers in this segment and really the first team to propose a gender-focused fund in sub-Saharan Africa.” The investment in Alitheia IDF also contributes to the SheInvest initiative, under which the European Investment Bank aims to mobilise more than €2 billion of gender-responsive investment across the continent.