KenGen Managing Director Rebecca Miano has joined the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development.
Miano communicated her appointment through social media, saying she was “greatly honoured” to join the World Bank. Her tenure will be two years starting July 2.
“As participating member, I look forward to impact positively in the advancement of the gender agenda towards shared prosperity,” Miano said on her Twitter handle.
The council is the main external consultative agency helping the World Bank Group promote gender equality.
Since its establishment in 2011, the Council has, through its advice and guidance, helped to strengthen the WBG’s work to close gaps between men and women.
“The Council is composed of senior government representatives from World Bank client and donor countries, leaders from private sector and civil society institutions working on economic development and gender equality, distinguished experts in fields of economics, gender and development,” she added.
Miano is the founding patron of KenGen’s Pink Energy Initiative, which supports women in energy.