NEPAD NIGERIA AND SHEROES FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL SET FOR COLLABORATION ON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES.
Arrangements have been concluded by the New Partnership for Africa's Development, NEPAD Nigeria, and Sheroes Foundation, an International Non-State Actor with bias for women development and empowerment,to organise a forum in Abuja, Nigeria, which shall, among other objectives, address various issues relating to women in society.
The forum, which shall be held in October this year, shall witness the participation of women in various professions, callings, engagements and trades in both the private and the public sectors of the economy from across the African continent. Abuja2017 seeks to arouse the consciousness of the African woman to arise and take action in the business opportunities that exist around her; to participate in her civic responsibilities; to engage in activities that enhance and deepen women's involvement in political governance of their countries and to take advantage of their number, education and social influence to generally improve leadership in society in synergy with their male counterparts.
Sheroes Foundation strongly believes that women must be made to participate in all matters that concern the future of their children, husbands, grandchildren and others. They must get involved in framing the policies that shape society. This can only be achieved if they can stand to be counted in the worlds of business and leadership. The time to do so is now.
The theme of the Abuja forum is: "Advancing Women's Roles in Business Leadership and Governance". Various high-profile speakers have been pencilled down for the programme, which shall draw participants from across the African continent and beyond.