MALAWI HOSTS FIRST-EVER HIGH-LEVEL INTER-GENERATIONAL DIALOGUE ON GENERATION EQUALITY AND WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA
Malawi will from 7th to 9th April 2022 host the first ever High-Level International Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Africa at BICC in Lilongwe.
MALAWI: Malawi will from 7th to 9th April 2022 host the first ever High-Level International Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Africa at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe.
The Conference will be held under the theme “Growing and Glowing Against all Odds”.
The event that will be attended by high-level dignitaries, including former heads of state and global business captains, creates an opportunity to facilitate intergenerational dialogue among multistakeholder groups on women’s leadership and political participation, ending violence against women and girls, women’s economic empowerment, and strengthening intergenerational solidarity to retain women leaders and empower young women leaders in the development, humanitarian, and conflict prevention context.
The conference will also unveil the First Women Trade Centre in Lilongwe and the gathering further provides a unique opportunity for networking for women in business at regional, continental and global levels.
The State President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera will preside over the official opening of the conference and Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, in her capacity as current Chairperson of Women’s Empowerment and Development (WED) Africa - Asia and Member of the Committee of Elders (comprising of former and seating Female Heads of State) at AU African Women Leaders Network (AWLN), will lead the three days’ conference.
Other high-level delegates that will be in attendance include Her Excellency Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, former President of Liberia; Her Excellency Jewel Taylor, Vice President of Liberia; Her Excellency Catherine Samba Panza, Former Interim President of the Central African Republic and Her Excellency, Joice Runaida Mujuru, Former Vice President of Zimbabwe.
Global business captains and investors who include Dr Gloria Hendon, Former Chair, African and American Businesswomen’s Alliances (AABWA) – CEO GB Group Global; Princess Dr A.K. Ocansey of SOS Global Investments; Dr Aman Asfour, African Union Business Council Chairperson, and Ms. Chileshe Mupundu Kapwepwe, COMESA Secretary-General will also be in attendance.
The United Nations in collaboration with Generation Equality Forum Core Group appointed Malawi, Netherlands, and Canada as Generation Equality Action Coalition leaders on the ‘Women's’ Movements and Leadership agenda.
The appointment was based on a five-criterion approach, including previous commitments and past records of achievements in pertinence to the Action Coalition’s theme.
The action coalition envisions that by 2026, feminist leaders, movements, and organizations, are supported to become sustainable, can carry-out their work towards advancing gender equality, peace, and human rights for all without fear of reprisal.