Ivanka smiles all together as she prepares to fly commercially to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast on a four-day African trip to promote "women's empowerment"
- The president's daughter will stop in both Ethiopia and Ivory Coast within four days foreign travel set to promote women's empowerment agenda
- Ivanka – who will be accompanied by the USAID administrator – issued a statement that she was "thrilled to travel to Africa"
- Melania Trump went to Ghana, Malawi , Kenya and Egypt last year
White House Adviser Ivanka Trump was all smiling Saturday afternoon when she was ready to head to Africa to promote a global woman's initiative she is leading.
President Donald Trump's daughter was pictured going through the airport conference at Dulles Airport just outside of Washington DC
She will be visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast over the next four days and flying commercially, rather than using one US State Department aircraft.
The White House said her schedule included a women's economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as well as visits and meetings with political leaders, leaders and female entrepreneurs in both countries.
White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump passes a plane as she leaves Dulles Airport near Washington DC on her way to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast.
Off to Africa: Ivanka Trump will conduct a four-day trip to Ivory Coast and Ethiopia to push the agenda for women's empowerment funded by USAID
Ivanka – who will be accompanied by the USAID administrator – issued a statement that she was" thrilled to travel to Africa "
Accompanying Her will be Mark Green, the US International Development Agency Administrator.
For parts of the journey, they will join David Bohigian, acting president of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and Kristalina Georgieva, temporary president of the World Bank Group, hosting the summit.  OPIC provides loans, loan guarantees and political risk hedges, financing projects that extend across continents and industries.
It is Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa, when the White House carried out women's global development and prosperity initiative in February.
Gerogieva said in a statement that economic empowerment "can help release the enormous potential of women entrepreneurs for job creation and economic growth, especially in Africa.
Ivanka & # 39; s timetable contains a women's economic empowerment summit in Ivory Coast as well as visits and meetings with political leaders, leaders and female entrepreneurs in both countries  Ivanka has made women's economic empowerment a central point in her white house portfolio and has similar travel to Japan and India ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
Ivanka has made women's economic authorization one central point in her white house portfolio, and made similar trips to Japan and India
The initiative involves the state department, national security council and other US agencies. It aims to coordinate current programs and develop new ones to help women with job training, financial support, regulatory or regulatory reforms and other areas.
Ivanka Trump says the goal is to provide financial support to 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.  The money for the effort will come through USAID, which originally created a $ 50 million fund using already budgeted dollars.
The Presidential 2020 budget proposal calls for $ 100 million for the initiative, which will also be supported by government programs and private investment.
The White House spending plan would reduce overall funding for diplomacy and development.
African tour: Melania Trump went to Africa for five days in October where he visited Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and finally Egypt, where she was photographed in front of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza
Ivanka Trump has made Women's economic empowerment a key element of her white house portfolio.
She has made a number of international tours focusing on these issues, including to Japan and India.
Her journey to Africa follows a five-day trip, which the first lady Melania Trump was made last year with a focus on children's welfare.
However, Ivanka Trump's efforts could be complicated by the President's own remarks following his private comments on "*** countries" & # 39; in Africa and other regions were leaked to journalists.