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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Third Women’s Advancement Forum, Africa’s most attended gender conference – 25-29 May, 2014 – Banjul, Gambia

The participants will be drawn from presidents, first ladies, ministers, business women and men, entrepreneurs, women in politics, wife of public and political office holders, women advocacy groups, professional/career women, African women in Diaspora amongst others.

WAF Conference director, Mr Charles Chikezie revealed at a press briefing and presentation of a formal invitation to the government and people of the host country, The Gambia through Fatoumatta Jahumpa-Ceesay, former speaker of the Gambian parliament in Banjul that notable women business chambers, civil society organisation, media and other organisation from Africa and around the world are in partnership with Women Advancement Forum for WAF 2014 & Awards. Amongst these the organisations are WomenPartner.org, Foundation for the Development of Africa (FDA), NewsAfrica.co.uk, Ecowas-Federation of Business Women and Entrepreneurs (Ecowas-FEBWE), Business Women’s Association of South Africa, Africa Heritage Society, American Chamber of Commerce Gambia, South African Congress of Non-Profit Making Organisations, White Ribbon for Safe Motherhood Int’l, UPLIFT Development Foundation, The Rivers Foundation, Leading Women of Africa, BrandWorld TV, National Council for Women Societies, NACCIMA-Business Women Organisation of Nigeria, Women in Logistics & Transport, among others.

On WAF-mdg Award, he also explained that the WAF-mdg Awards programme recognises, celebrates, and honours achievements in socio-economic and political empowerment, advancement of women, as well as inspiring and motivating young women/girl-child. This award has a unique value; therefore offers the opportunity to honor distinguished women from Africa and around the world. Among the women nominated for the award includes, Mrs Zineb  Yahya Jammeh, first lady The Gambia, Marieme Sall, first lady, Senegal, Dr Lebohang Pheko, president, Business Women Association of South Africa, Hajiya Sa’adiya Abdullahi Dikko, president of Customs Officers’ Wives Association (Cowa) among others. It is expected that WAF-2014 & Awards will host over 500 participants.

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