2nd Women Leaders' Forum for Africa's Transformation begins in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The second Women Leaders' forum for Africa's Transformation began on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme “Women Working Together for the Africa We Want: From Commitment to Action”.

The forum, running from 24 to 26 April, is under the auspices of the African Women Leaders Network, according to the media channel of the African Union Commission (AUC).

The meeting is being hosted by the AUC and the United Nations (UN), through the offices of the AUC Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), with support from the Federal Republic of Germany.

The AUC said the main speakers at the forum will include its Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat; Bineta Diop, the AUC Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security; Amina J. Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women; and Ambassador Brita Wagener, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ethiopia and the African Union.

The African Women Leaders Network was launched following a three-day “High-Level Women Leaders Forum for Africa’s Transformation” at the UN Headquarters from 31 May to 2 June 2017, organized by the African Union Commission and UN Women, with the support of the Government of Germany.

The forum will bring together over 100 women leaders, who are now advocating for leadership of women throughout the African continent, with a focus on peace, stability and development.

The Network aims to harness the wealth of African women’s experiences of leadership, build on other existing and emerging networks of women leaders, as well as develop new partnerships to strengthen the capacity of women.

It intends to support the advancement of more women leaders on the continent, through peer learning and mentoring, to enhance their contributions to building and sustaining peace, security and political processes for sustainable economic and social transformation, towards the realization of Africa Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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24 Abril 2018 16:01:38

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