A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.

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Vanda Gagiano

Vanda Gagiano

Honorary President, Free State Women Agricultural Union, Republic of South Africa
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06.09.2022
EEF 2022
BRICS+ Women Leaders Join Efforts to Promote a Fair World and Sustainable Development
There are five key ways to achieve equity objectives. The first is that 25% of production in developed countries, if we are talking about agriculture, comes from government support of women’s agriculture. There is a 25–30% increase in productivity if a woman is doing it. We need to support that.
Next point: The global economy depends on the work that women and girls do in the health, social sectors. I believe that those women who are engaged in these sectors need to be supported by national governments. The private sector can also support these activities.
The third is to support women’s leadership both internationally and nationally. It must be noted that the presence of women in leadership positions allows for greater results in sustainable development.
The fourth point is that governments need to fund women’s organizations; cooperation between these two actors allows for the achievement of women’s well-being goals. Moreover, it makes politicians more accountable to their people.
Number five is giving women better access to health care