G7 Warm-Up Event


This event can be viewed here. View press release here!

The Five Foundation hosted a G7 warm-up panel discussion and reception, which brought together UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, along with speakers from international foundations, women’s funds, African economists and the private sector, to talk about investing in African women and girls. 


Nimco Ali OBE, Co-founder and CEO, The Five Foundation, The Global Partnership To End FGM

Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department, UK

Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, UK

Dr Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Alfonsina Peñaloza, Director of Programs (Global), Co-Impact

Emelia Atta-Fynn, Head of Group Microfinance, Ecobank

Faustina Fynn-Nyame, Executive Director (Africa), Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Gabrielle Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO, Panorama

Latanya Mapp Frett, President and CEO, Global Fund For Women

Moderated by:

Mary Harper, Africa Editor, BBC and

Janet Mbugua, Kenyan Broadcaster and Advisory Board Member of The Five Foundation