Senior Economic Adviser, Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative
Here we are @ the @SheroesForum ! My friend and sister @aguribfakim – former President of Mauritius – and I are ready for the Awards night when women of impact on the continent and our world will be celebrated by sisters.
Thank You to our Conference Attendees
On behalf of the SHEROES Foundation Directors and staff, we want to thank everyone who attended the International SHEROES Forum Accra2019. In this very busy and hectic world, we appreciate you for taking the time to join us in Accra for the 8th Edition of the Forum. We also thank you for your participation, and the sharing of your ideas and expertise. We were thrilled to meet you all. We learned how to be bolder in our businesses and in life from all the great panelists featured. We also tapped into decades of political experience with living legends and Excellency’s such as H.E. DR. AMEENAH GURIB-FAKIM (Fmr. President of Mauritius), H.E. DR. JOICE MUJURU (Fmr. VP of Zimbabwe), HON. AKOSUA FREMA OSEI-OPARE (Chief of Staff at the The Presidency – Republic of Ghana), NANA KONADU AGYEMAN RAWLINGS (Author and Politician) and many other great Women and Men.
Forum advocates policy interventions for women empowerment
The International SHEROES Forum, created by the SHEROES Foundation, believes that women’s experiences, expertise and vision are essential for achieving sustainable political, social and economic advancements.
The just-ended 8th edition of the forum in Accra, on the theme: “Setting New Paradigms for Women’s Leadership in Africa”, was held from May 16 to 18.
It brought together female leaders who have made achievements in their various fields of endeavour, and unique speakers and panelists with great experiences and ability to inspire, through their presentations and stories and to discuss perspectives to key issues facing women.
This year’s International SHEROES Forum opens
Women Leaders participating in the eighth International SHEROES Forum (ISF), underscored the need for women to unite and speak one voice to ensure women empowerment, development and participation in governance.
The three-day Forum under the theme, “Setting New Paradigms for Women’s Leadership in Africa”, brought together women activists and leaders, including the First Lady of the Republic of Liberia, Mrs Clar M. Weah and Ghana’s former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.
The former President of Republic Mauritius, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, said the SDGs were built on a strong foundation of science, technology, innovation and consistent call on gender equality.