Namibia to host Africa Women Conference

20 Nov 2018 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 20 NOV (NAMPA) – The encouragement of women in Namibia to reach their full potential has resulted in the country being selected as host of the inaugural Africa Women Conference (AWC) between Thursday and Saturday.
This was revealed in a media statement availed to Nampa on Tuesday by the Nigerian High Commission in Namibia.
“The beauty of the country and the very many tourist attractions the country has to offer delegates also played a significant role in the decision,” the statement reads.
The AWC Namibia 2018 has been themed ‘Women Empowerment and Development: A collective Burden’.
The conveners, according to the statement, are convinced that the empowerment and development of African women is a burden to all and hope that after the conference, people would be motivated enough to play their part in helping shift the paradigm.
The three-day conference includes an opening ceremony on Thursday at 10h00, followed by a panel discussion.
Friday will also be occupied by three other panel discussions on various sub-themes with an African-themed gala dinner with awards scheduled for Saturday.
Hundreds of women from across Africa and the diaspora including prominent Nollywood actors under the leadership of Fred Amata are expected to attend.
The AWC was inaugurated in New York, USA during this year’s United Nations Conference on the Status of Women (CSW62) in March.
The inauguration witnessed an impressive assembly of African women as well as friends of Africa from across the globe who came together to address issues that negatively impact the growth and development of the African woman, the statement added.