US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday morning to promote a US government initiative aimed at advancing women’s participation in the workplace.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 8, 2019
During her maiden trip to Africa, Ivanka with support of the US government aims at empowering 50 million women in developing countries by the year 2025 under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative.
“Fundamentally we believe that investing in women is a smart development policy and it’s smart business. It is also in our security interests because women when they are empowered they foster peace and stability and we have seen this play out time and time again,” said Ivanka.
The project is financed by a 50 million dollar fund within the US International Development Aid Agency (USAid)
She plans to meet with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. In Ivory Coast, she will visit a cocoa farm and participate in a meeting on economic opportunities for women in West Africa.