Akil: Civil society is a partner of the World Bank in developing plans to support the countries in conflict
Hajar: The rampant corruption in African countries prevents the African people from benefiting from any support
Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights participated in the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held in Washington, USA, in the presence of ministers, development experts, jurists and economists, in addition to civil society leaders from all over the world. Where the meeting discussed the latest developments in achieving sustainable development in developing countries and evaluating the support of the International Monetary Fund to fragile and conflict countries.
Within the framework of Maat Foundation's interest in the African continent and being a member of the General Assembly of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOC) in the African Union, the Foundation participated in the African ECOSOC event entitled “Funding the mechanisms of gender equality in the African Union”, where the symposium revolved around the most important mechanisms and steps taken by the African Union to support the achievement of Goal No. 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals on gender equality, in addition to World Bank experts presenting the Bank’s plans to continue supporting African women.
Ayman Aqil, head of the Maat Foundation for Peace, explained that civil society plays a pivotal role in developing the support plans provided by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to the countries in conflict, as it works on the ground and is able to convey a true picture of the demands and needs of the people and stated that the Maat Foundation has been invited For a meeting to discuss the upcoming plans of the Bank and the Fund in the Middle East and North Africa region, as it is the North Africa Coordinator in the group of major NGOs in Africa.
For her part, Hajar Moncef, Head of the African Affairs and Sustainable Development Unit at Maat Foundation, praised the growing interest of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in the African continent, explaining the importance of supporting African organizations and bodies to implement the 2030 and 2063 agendas. Number 16 that works to reduce all types of corruption by 2030.