The list include Zineb Jammeh, first lady of The Gambia, Isatou Njie-Saidy, vice president of The Gambia, Sia Koroma, first lady of Sierra Leone, Marieme Faye-Sall, first lady of Senegal, Olufunso Amosun, first lady of Ogun State, Nigeria, Almas Jiwani, president of UN Women national committee of Canada, and Peter Metcalfe, president of the Foundation for the Development of Africa.
The release stated: “Africa’s most attended gender conference has consistently for three years made its foot print indelible as the formidable platform for deliberations and formulation of affirmative issues affecting the advancement, empowerment, and sustainable approach to motivating and inspiring women of Africa. Since 2010 WAF has become the annual rallying point for women of different race, age, on issues regarding women economic empowerment in business and global partnerships.
“Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim, global convener of Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) speaking on the launching of The Gambia chapter of Women in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) at WAF 2014 said that it is a welcome trend adopted by WAF and WiLAT Africa because it will go a long way to address the issue of global partnerships among women. WiLAT South Africa was formed and lunched at the WAF 2013.
“At the 2014 WAF over 30 men and women in leadership roles are expected to deliver inspirational and lead delegates through gender advancement and empowerment; among them are first ladies, ambassadors, and distinguished women entrepreneurs and professionals. Over 500 attendees are expected – with singular purpose of taking affirmative stand on issues on MDGs – empowering the woman, and giving the world a future beyond MDGs.”]]>