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Boiketlo Ba Basali Women Conference – A Triumph for Women’s Empowerment and International Cooperation

On June 29, Lesotho BRICS WBA Country Centre hosted the Boiketlo Ba Basali Women Conference, a landmark event that underscored the power of collaboration and the critical role of women in driving economic development. Organized in partnership with the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance (WBA), the conference brought together an energetic assembly of women entrepreneurs, business Boiketlo Ba Basali Women Conference – A Triumph for Women’s Empowerment and International Cooperation

Joint Working Group on Inclusive Economy Meeting Takes Place

On June 30, 2023 the Working Group meeting on Inclusive Economy of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance under the South Africa`s Chairship took place. Ipeleng Mkhari moderated the meeting.  Lebogang Zulu, the Rotating Chairperson of BRICS WBA in 2023, presented the key initiatives. Lebogang Zulu highlighted the main areas of an inclusive economy: equal opportunities, Joint Working Group on Inclusive Economy Meeting Takes Place

Gender Dividend Debate Sets the Stage for BRICS Summit

On July 14, 2023, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government (Durban, South Africa) in collaboration with the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance held a significant Gender Dividend Debate as a precursor to the upcoming 15th BRICS Summit, scheduled for August. Led by Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube of Kwazulu-Natal, the engaging session took place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Gender Dividend Debate Sets the Stage for BRICS Summit

The BRICS-AFRICA WBA Trade Conference takes place on 20-21 August in South Africa 

South Africa serves as the representative of the African continent within BRICS – a platform that unites three continents – Eurasia, Africa, and South America, encompassing over 40% of the world’s population. Over the past 15 years, BRICS cooperation has made significant progress and expanded its mandate beyond its initial focus. Today, political and security, The BRICS-AFRICA WBA Trade Conference takes place on 20-21 August in South Africa 

Chairperson of BRICS WBA Russia Chapter Meets with President of New Development Bank 

On August, 21, 2023, Anna Nesterova, the Chairperson of BRICS WBA Russia Chapter had a meeting with Dilma Rousseff, President of the New Development Bank, on the sidelines of the XV BRICS Summit. Anna Nesterova spoke about the Alliance’s activity, its main achievements and projects in 2023, as well as about the plans for 2024, Chairperson of BRICS WBA Russia Chapter Meets with President of New Development Bank 

BRICS-AFRICA WBA Trade Conference Held in Durban, South Africa

On August 20-21, 2023, the BRICS-Africa WBA Trade Conference was held in Durban, South Africa.  The event was attended by the Chairpersons and members of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance, as well as government and business representatives from BRICS and African countries including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Tanzania, BRICS-AFRICA WBA Trade Conference Held in Durban, South Africa

BRICS Business Forum takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa

On August 22, 2023, the BRICS Business Forum was held in Johannesburg.  The event was attended by the Heads of State and Governments of the BRICS member states and representatives of the international business community, including members of the Russian delegation from the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance.  Five panel sessions were held during the forum: BRICS Business Forum takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa

The XV BRICS Summit takes place in Johannesburg

The XV BRICS Summit was held in Johannesburg on August 23, 2023.  On the sidelines of the XV BRICS Summit, closed and open sessions of the leaders of BRICS member-states were held. The Summit was also attended by Dilma Rousseff, President of the New Development Bank (NDB), Busi Mabuza, Chairperson of the BRICS Business Council, The XV BRICS Summit takes place in Johannesburg