Ahead of celebrations to mark International Women’s Day 2021 which falls on 8th of March, the African Diaspora Council of Switzerland will be organizing a conference via online platform, Zoom.
The conference under the theme “Celebrating African Women Heroes in Development” will be held on Saturday, 6th of March 2021 from 4pm till 7pm Geneva time.
With moderation by Dozie Celeste Ugochukwu, the Keynote Speaker at the event will be H.E. Amb. Dr. Arikana Chihombori Quao, Founder & CEO of African Diaspora Development Institute, ADDI, USA. Panelists will include Dr Carine Nsoudou – Director at ADEPT, Ms Pat Santschi of the
African Diaspora Council of Switzerland, AFMD and Ajere African Heritage, Princess Tekhaya N. Dlamini of the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and Youth Leader for UN Women under Traditional and Cultural Leaders of Ending Child Marriage, Ms Martine Docourt, Co- President of Swiss Socialist Party SP Women, Ms Awa N’diaye – President of Espace Afrique Internationale and Advisor at ADEPT, and Ms Josiane Jemmely MP, Neuchâtel Cantonal Parliament and President of the African Community in Montagnes Neuchâteloises. Also on the panel are Ms Amina Khalid – Head of Sustainable Communities at Programme-Initiatives of Change, London, Ms Binouri Brice Monnou – a Senior Expert Consultant on Migration and Development, President of FECODEV, Paris and a Member ADEPT, Dr. Christine Botchi Morel of the
African Diaspora Council of Switzerland and Fribourg Jeunesse en Détresse Internationale, as well as Ms Fatoumata Dembele, an Artist.
Topics to be discussed will seek to address tracing African Women heroes, rights, finance, the youth, sustainable community development and political integration of diaspora women. English and French will be the official languages for the event with simultaneous translation features.
The conference will be hosted by the African Diaspora Council of Switzerland with the support of Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform (ADEPT) and other partners.
A draft of the Programme is as follows:
To be a part of this conference, register via this Link.
Founded on November 6 2010 in Bern, the African Diaspora Council of Switzerland aims at creating a space for dialogue between the over hundred thousand population of the African community and the Swiss society.
For more information about the African Diaspora Council of Switzerland, please visit their Website.
By: Theresa R. Fianko
Images Attribution: African Diaspora Council of Switzerland
Additional Information from: African Diaspora Council of Switzerland’s Website