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AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT & AWARDS, Abuja Nigeria 2021

The prime global platform for leadership, empowerment, intervention and collaboration for African women entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, politicians and policymakers.

VENUE: SHERATON HOTELS & TOURS, ABUJA, NIGERIA

DATE: 18TH NOVEMBER 2021

An initiative of 

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA (GIA), WE-WE NETWORK AFRICA & AFRICA ADVANCEMENT FORUM

Corporate and institutional partners

Warsaw school of economics, advanced Rockets Corporation, Africa Advancement forum, African Union ECOSSOS, Justina Mutale Foundation, BENTV London, Paladec, CEO’s business Journal, Eden integrated services limited, best global business, WE-WE network Africa, new wave innovations, gallant Style, J.autos, Africa entrepreneurs foundation, afrolegance Wearhouse, j.autos

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AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT & AWARDS, ABUJA, NIGERIA 2021

THEME:  THE AFRICA WE WANT 2.0

Sub-themes;
Inclusion, leadership capacity and influence; The role of women in Africa’s economic and political future

Confronting the stereotypes; Galvanizing the power of women in Reshaping the future of Africa

The prime global platform for leadership, empowerment, intervention and collaboration for African women entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, politicians and policymakers.

Africa’s Continental Development Strategy highlights the importance of gender sensitivity in policymaking and of women’s economic participation in attaining the Africa government’s Vision 2030. However, women have been among the worst affected groups by the devastating effects that COVID-19 has had on Africa’s already floundering economy, which has exacerbated the challenges they face in economic life, such as access to credit, financial services and social security. Leveraging existing structures such as women’s groups, micro-finance facilities, education and training, and national gender mechanisms, as well as supporting wider political, financial and digital inclusion in Africa, is central for the Continent’s continuous economic recovery.

Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. Women’s economic empowerment includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies; and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions.

AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT (AWIS 2021)

Will aim to harness, validate, and amplify the contributions of African diaspora women in Africa’s growth, security and prosperity. In addition, our goals at this summit will be to help expand the African affairs workforce, advance women’s leadership in the workplace, and promote the critical role of the diaspora in Africa’s development.

 

 

Speakers will be drawn from different parts of Africa and the diaspora to discuss the challenging role of women in Africa’s economic and political structures and the priorities for promoting greater political and economic inclusion, agency and influence of women in the continent. It will also focus on the differing impacts of COVID-19 on women’s economic activities across various sectors, as well as along rural-urban and formal-informal economy lines. Here experts, technocrats, business leaders and social entrepreneurs will discuss how women led organizations are coordinating support for women who dare to show interest in top political, managerial and leadership space in their different communities across Africa

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA foundation (GIA)

 

The GIA is a not-for-profit organisation and a product of strategic collaborations committed to the development of Africa through knowledge sharing, innovation promotion and technology advancement. It plays host to an annual conference tagged:

Global initiative for Africa forum”, that brings together leading international Speakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs/captains of industries, Policy Makers, intending investors in different sectors of the African economy; development partners dedicated to both private and public sectors in Africa, and hosts the continent’s top CEOs, international investors, experts and high-level policy makers annually under one roof for the sole purpose of encouraging responsible leadership, promoting partnership and encouraging fair trade between Africa and the rest of the world.

Because of our unique spread, the GIA has an incomparable capacity to mobilize quality audiences, offer trailblazing content and attract international media coverage. GIA is committed to unlocking Africa’s economic potential by championing private and public sector-led growth, leading discussions around transformational leadership, innovation, public policies and sustainable business models adapted for Africa but fits perfectly with the rest of the world.

WEWE NETWORK AFRIQUE

WEWE stands for we enabling women everywhere, it is also a network for indigenous brands, profiling, pitching and content development using mainstream media.

WEWE NETWORK AFRIQUE gives the public a cutting-edge privilege of experiencing a network that bridges the gap across Africa to be seen, heard and progressively expand in all sectors using multimedia and communications solutions.

There are very few platforms that offer engagement and visibility for indigenous brands, profiling, pitching and content development using mainstream media.

WEWE NETWORK AFRIQUE will engage intentionally using its content and programs to create awareness, sensitization, advocate and build networks that will be channelled towards productivity, engage the market space and the decision-makers. We also offer training in the areas of policy literacy and governance, self-development and lobbying.

WEWE Network Afrique offers the following professional services.

Public relations consulting

Pitch preparation & Presentation 

Image & individual branding

Multimedia solutions 

Training 

Audio & visual production

Community journalism

Animation 

Social services

Research & information management

AFRICA ADVANCEMENT FORUM (AAF)

Africa Advancement Forum is an Initiative of Foundation for Economic Advancement Advocacy, a non-governmental organization whose head office is located in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, the foundation specializes in organizing top-notch corporate events locally and internationally that seeks to map new transformations, enable ongoing dialogue, and support the search for solutions to pressing issues on the continent, as well as charting new economic possibilities for economies in Africa.

We provide safe spaces for discussion of key local and international issues with captain of industries, NGOs, Government agencies, International Organizations, Civil society groups and stakeholders in the various sectors of the economy.

Foundation for Economic Advancement Advocacy promotes excellence and sustainable development across the continent and globally. Our shared value of excellence is a reputation we cherish, protect and promote. We are determined to continue our partnership with the public and private sectors while prioritizing and fast-tracking excellent service delivery across the continent.

We are made up of a group of dedicated and highly committed professionals from across the African continent (but spread across the globe), who wants to make a difference by influencing positive growth and development in emerging Africa economies and struggling regions of the continent, while recognizing the efforts of leaders that have made a lasting impact in the African continent.

GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA (GIA), WE-WE NETWORK AFRICA & AFRICA ADVANCEMENT FORUM

Africa cannot develop in isolation hence the need to forge strong and strategic economic and development alliances that will encourage a better society for our continent. At the summit the leaders of Africa’s major firms led by women will also discuss both the pressing operational issues of the day and the equally critical need to develop longer-term strategies: integrating Africa’s markets, fostering innovation, reforming and streamlining regulations, while building strategic partnerships that will guarantee rapid growth for Africa.

CHANNELS OF OUR EXPRESSION;

How we do what we do…

Leadership & entrepreneurship clinics

We believe that the core of the challenges bedevilling Africa is that of the dearth of quality leadership.  Hence our leadership intervention through our perennial leadership roundtable leveraging our network of diverse researchers globally, notable leadership consultants, and experts to provide sustainable leadership ethos that guarantees successful economies so African leaders and future generations of leaders in Africa can benefit from these proven success models. We believe that Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality hence our intervention in entrepreneurship development and capacity building in form of round tables, workshops, and vocational training.

Our global membership spans business, diplomacy, academia, politics, the media and civil society, and includes a growing body of students Across Africa and in the diaspora. Members play an essential role in informing research and in interrogating thought leaders and decision-makers.

Through our Leadership Training Academy and in partnership with our global partners internationally, we offer emerging leaders the opportunity to benefit from leadership training and research mentoring. These associates bring diverse perspectives to the work that we do and form a growing alumni network of future policy specialists, entrepreneurs and change makers across the continent of Africa.

AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT AWARDS

We strongly believe that the easiest way to multiply positive endeavours in our continent is to identify, recognise and celebrate deeds and achievements of individuals, organisations or groups that further showcases the true spirit of excellence, doggedness, and tenacity in our world. These awardees continue to inspire our audience; the African and international communities with their inspirational stories and thus inspire a body of positive change in helping to uplift Africa and the rest of the world. Their exceptional stories continue to inspire, motivate and command call for positive actions in Africa and beyond.

Our Award events are not only glamorous but attracts high net worth and influential personalities from across the world. We celebrate, honour and generate public recognition of the achievement and position contributions of organizations and working professionals in the continent of Africa. It is also the gathering of friends of Africa, influential political and business leaders, creating a perfect platform to explore and harness business transaction with Africa.

Policy Review mechanism

We periodically engage policy makers to ensure that Social protection programmes that mainstream the inclusion of women assess the underlying causes of exclusion, and take deliberate measures to address women’s gender-specific risks and vulnerabilities. 

For example, States must pay particular attention to eligibility criteria and targeting methods used to ensure that the programme does not exclude or disadvantage women. For example, a common problem in non-contributory pension systems is using household targeting methods; as these can put women at a disadvantage by ignoring the fact that women, in particular older women and girls, often receive fewer resources than men and boys regardless of household income.

States must acknowledge that the impacts of social protection programmes are not gender neutral, and accordingly should:

Design and implement social protection strategies that recognize the multiple forms of discrimination that women experience, and ensure that programmes address women’s specific needs throughout their life cycle. To this end, before designing a social protection programme, policymakers must conduct a comprehensive and disaggregated gender analysis that assesses the vulnerabilities of both genders as potential beneficiaries.

Ensure that social protection programmes respect and acknowledge the role of women as care providers without reinforcing patterns of discrimination and negative stereotyping.

Establish accessible, gender-sensitive good quality social services which take into account the obstacles faced by women in accessing such services. At minimum, this requires investment in public services and training for public service providers on culturally appropriate practices and on the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women.

Ensure that all social protection programmes are subject to gender-sensitive eligibility criteria which take into account intra-household dynamics and distribution of resources and do not impose requirements that disproportionately disadvantage women.

Take all measures necessary to ensure that the social protection interventions mitigate gendered power relations and address the unequal roles both within the household and in the community. Policymakers should ensure the effective participation of women in the administration of social protection programmes by, for example, establishing sex quotas in the governance structures of programmes and ensuring a gender balance at all levels of social protection programmes.

Ensure that participation and accountability mechanisms are designed and implemented with gendered power relations in mind in order to facilitate the meaningful participation of women in all programme stages.

Programmes should take every opportunity to promote gender equality and facilitate the mobilization of women. Policy makers should invest in capacity-building to ensure that those designing and implementing social programmes at both the national and local levels are aware of gender issues.

POLITICAL SUPPORT & MENTORSHIP

We understand that the roots of women’s lack of political ambition are nurtured during childhood in school settings and in families. It explains the public believes that women have a tougher time winning elections than men do. Both men’s and women’s ambition for office increases when they receive encouragement, particularly when it comes from both political and non-political sources. In some cases, simply being asked to run may be an important contributor even to the first thoughts of seeking office. For African women considering a candidacy, it may seem like a high-risk, low-reward proposition. It is against this backdrop of gender bias in society that women assess the likelihood of their electoral success, even as we recognize that stereotypes are gradually easing and the evidence in support of women’s full integration into public life is stronger than ever before; that we will continue to encourage through deliberate effort to provide the needed support and mentorship for women seeking political office across the African continent.

AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT & AWARDS ABUJA, NIGERIA 2021

This forum will take place on the 18th of November,2021 at Sheraton Hotel & tours Abuja Nigeria with a Pre-summit capacity building & leadership training for women seeking to start businesses, or those aspiring for political office, or event those seeking to improve their efficiency in the corporate sector on the 16th & 17th of November, 2021, over 450 plus business and financial leaders, heads of government and policymakers will gather to rethink the role of African women entrepreneurs in this age of digital disruption with its attendant economic and political reservations. More importantly, the Conference will look at the regional security challenges and leadership gaps that have continued to encourage such spat of insecurity across Africa and proffer custom made solutions to address these growing monster leveraging on Africa’s huge diaspora professional base. 

The Forum will encourage debate and address tough questions: like how far should African private and public sector focus their strategy on reducing inequalities, combating climate change, training and creating decent jobs for the continent’s youth? What major steps should African governments and other major stakeholder take in curbing the increasing cases of insecurity within the continent? How can such goals be balanced with the challenges of international competition and fast-changing trading alliances? What resources and intelligence do companies and their leaders need to navigate the accelerating technological and social changes that are revolutionising Africa’s business and economic landscape? As digital technologies disrupt traditional production and trading systems, how can Africa harness them as a force for sustainable growth? What role should women in public and private sector play in encouraging innovation, excellence and meritocracy rather than hypocrisy, nepotism and mediocrity? How can these efforts encourage rapid development in Africa? Finally, we will explore the vast diaspora professional community and bring their role to the fore for the betterment of our continent.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS AT THE AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT & AWARDS 2021

AfCFTA: supporting trade finance and leveraging intra-African trade

Mining: new risks, new challenges 

Women: building a winning gender strategy who should be leading the way?

Capitalism in Africa: searching for a successful model 

Africa’s creative industry boom: Multiplying the positive impact 

Big Data, robotics and design thinking: what does these terms mean for Africa

Imperatives for enterprise success in the 21st century; let’s bring Africa to speed

WHY ATTEND?

Benefit from an incomparable networking platform with top decision-makers. 

Identify new business opportunities with the world’s most influential business leaders. 

Learn from world-class consultants, development partners and experts on how to navigate your company’s greatest challenges. 

Come under one roof with organisations and individuals from different parts of the African continent committed to the positive transformation of Africa

Meet most inspirational top African gender activists who are trailblazers 

Meet Africa’s top women business and political leaders leading positive change in Africa 

having a presence at AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT & AWARDS 2021 will give your organisation exposure to a quality top international audience, also the opportunity to sell your products and services to these highly targeted visitors directly on a face to face basis.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Founders

Chief Executive Officers

Chief Operating Officers

Chairmen

Top Government officials; including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, Governors, First lady’s etc 

Venture capitalists

Development partners

Civil society groups

Aspiring entrepreneurs

students 

The Media

WELCOME TO NIGERIA’S FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA, HOST CITY OF AFRICA WOMEN IMPACT SUMMIT & AWARDS 2021

Abuja is the capital and eighth-most populous city of Nigeria. Located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), it is a planned city built mainly in the 1980s. It replaced Lagos, the country’s most populous city, as the capital on 12 December 1991. Abuja’s geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna. At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298 making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria (placing eighth as of 2006). According to the United Nations, Abuja grew by 139.7% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest-growing city in the world. As of 2015, the city is experiencing an annual growth of at least 35%, retaining its position as the fastest-growing city on the African continent and one of the fastest-growing in the world. As of 2016, the metropolitan area of Abuja is estimated at six million persons, placing it behind only Lagos as the most populous metro area in Nigeria. Major religious sites include the Nigerian National Mosque and the Nigerian National Christian Centre. The city is served by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Abuja is known for being one of the few purpose-built capital cities in Africa, as well as being one of the wealthiest. Abuja is Nigeria’s administrative and political capital. It is also a key capital on the African continent due to Nigeria’s geo-political influence in regional affairs. Abuja is also a conference centre and hosts various meetings annually, such as the 2003 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and the 2014 World Economic Forum (Africa) meetings.

THE VENUE

Sheraton Hotels & Tours Offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Sheraton Abuja Hotel is located in Abuja at a very central location at the heart of the Capital City.

Address Goes In Here:

Phone Number:

+2347018122546, +234 8033167827, +2348068526560, +2347035458067

E-Mail: info@giaafrica.org 

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