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April 7, 2022

Malawi Hosts First Intergenerational Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Africa

Growing and Glowing Against All Odds was the theme for this three-day event dubbed the High-Level Intergenerational Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Africa. The event which took place in Lilongwe, and ran from the 7th to 9th of April 2022, brought powerful African women from across the continent in one place.

The official opening was presided over by the President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and was led by the former first female President of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda. Other high-level dignitaries included the former president of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Jewel Taylor and the former President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba Penza.

Global business captains and investors in attendance included Dr. Amany Asfour, the African Union Business Council Chairperson, and COMFWB Egypt Chairperson); 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, and Ms. Chileshe Mupundu Kapwepwe, the COMESA Secretary General.

The objective of the three-day conference was to provide an opportunity to facilitate intergenerational dialogue among multi-stakeholder 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.

Some of the highlights from the event include the presenting of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the continents first elected female president, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an award to Dr. Amany Asfour for her efforts towards the economic empowerment of women, and the laying of the billboard at the construction site of COMESA women in business headquarters.

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.

Source: Generation Equality press statement; Generation Equality website; social media pages

Growing and Glowing Against All Odds was the theme for this three-day event dubbed the High-Level Intergenerational Dialogue on Generation Equality and Women’s Leadership in Africa. The event which took place in Lilongwe, and ran from the 7th to 9th of April 2022, brought powerful African women from across the continent in one place.

The official opening was presided over by the President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and was led by the former first female President of Malawi, Dr. Joyce Banda. Other high-level dignitaries included the former president of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Jewel Taylor and the former President of the Central African Republic, Catherine Samba Penza.

Global business captains and investors in attendance included Dr. Amany Asfour, the African Union Business Council Chairperson, and COMFWB Egypt Chairperson); 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, and Ms. Chileshe Mupundu Kapwepwe, the COMESA Secretary General.

The objective of the three-day conference was to provide an opportunity to facilitate intergenerational dialogue among multi-stakeholder 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.

Some of the highlights from the event include the presenting of the Lifetime Achievement Award to the continents first elected female president, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an award to Dr. Amany Asfour for her efforts towards the economic empowerment of women, and the laying of the billboard at the construction site of COMESA women in business headquarters.

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.

Source: Generation Equality press statement; Generation Equality website; social media pages

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