Her Royal Highness Princess Abze Djigma of Burkina Faso spoke at the OECD Global Forum on Development 2018 about how technology can mitigate conflicts and support access to finance thereby creating opportunities for women and young people.
Of the world’s 7.6 billion people, more than 4 billion are at a disadvantage in terms of health, education or economic opportunities only because they are young, a woman or both. This is everyone’s loss: the economic, social and legal obstacles hindering their well-being also limit their contribution to making the world a better place for all.
During the Forum, high-level representatives from governments, businesses, foundations and international organizations, met and shared ideas on concrete ways to achieve greater prosperity for all.
A few of the statements of H.R.H. princess Abze Djigma that impressed a lot:
– “Women are the first to pay back loans. To me this is AAA, but they do not benefit on the rate of AAA. How do you bring businesswomen on board if you do not change the banking system?”
– “Blockchain technology is there for small businesses. With this there is no corruption because it checks where the money goes with a rate upfront that we agreed upon, and it also checks whether the goods and services are delivered” said Princess Abze Djigma.