African Women have defied rhetoric and achieved that which was deemed impossible. Women in leadership positions across political and socio-economic platforms have shattered glass ceilings and proven that they possess the undeniable ability to effectively impact and steer the continent to the zenith of equality, equity and development.
It is with this in mind that the Oxfam Pan African programme will be hosting the African Women Leaders Symposium which will be a regional platform that brings together women of power and influence occupying various decision-making positions. A first of its kind, it will give opportunity to African women leaders to deliberate how to leverage their leadership, power, influence and access for the development and progress of the African continent in general and the advancement of women and girls’ rights in particular. It is expected that some of the outcomes of this meeting will be to get express commitment from participants to adopt deliberate actions, initiatives, projects, approaches, strategies that create space for women and advance women’s rights. AWLS, is set to hold its first conference this year from the 24th to 25th August at Safaripark Hotel, Nairobi.
To this end we have partnered with them and we will be conducting a Digital skills training during the symposium on to impart digital skills on effective use of social media to advance matters affecting women. The training will run from 11.30am – 1.00pm on Thursday 25th August. We will also take part in a panel discussion on the power of communication. Interested participants should contact Saida Ali on SaAli@oxfam.org.uk to register for the symposium.
Event: African Womens Leaders Symposium
Venue: Safaripark Hotel, Nairobi
Date: 24th – 25th August 2016
Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm