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EXCLUSIVE: She Forum Africa Rounds Up 8th Annual Conference In Abuja


#sheforumafrica2021: Girls, Women Across The Globe Converge, For Epic Conversation. 

....HRH Oba Olumobi of Imobi-Ijesha, Dr Makun (AY), Others Join Conversation, Support Integrated Development, Economic Advancement Of Women, Girls. 

She Forum Africa, a home-grown Pan-Africa Women Development, Leadership & Lifestyle Organisation on Tuesday October 12 2021, held its 8th annual conversation in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. 

The organization focuses on the burning need to promote healthy conversations and solutions that will help address persisting issues surrounding the health, safety, integrated development and economic advancement of women and girls.

This year, She Forum Africa worked with the theme; " Keep Showing up" encouraging women and girls to always dare to dream big and never relent in showing up and endeavor not to be left behind as the world evolves even as they take deliberate steps towards the actualization of their dreams. 

The event which lasted for three days kicked off on Sunday 10th October with the Arrivals  and Welcome Reception ;a Hybrid Event. 

On Monday 11th October, the organization celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) 2021 and held a Mentorship & Empowerment Session on ICT for Secondary School Students which was a physical event. 

The event hit a Crescendo on Tuesday 12th October with the 8th annual conference, an epic conversation also a hybrid event which was held with brilliant girls and highly impactful women from across the globe. 

Ms. Inimfon Etuk, the founder of She Forum Africa while delivering her Welcome Speech said, 'She Forum Africa is a breeding ground for Strengthening Women's aspirations, Leadership and Capacity for sustainable livelihoods.' 

" When we come together we do so to amplify everyday women, whose voices leadership antecedents, business accomplishments and entrepreneurial feats are disrupting traditional notions of gender, feminism and everything between in their own distinctive ways. "

R-L Ms. Inimfon Etuk, founder She Forum Africa with Barr Ebere Ifendu, President Women In Politics and a Guest at the event. 

Members of young women in politics forum with Amb Adaora Onyechere Head Women & Gender Cluster Community AU-ECOSSOC , Oluchi Nwosu ED DIELA ORCHID MEDIA, and Barr Ebere Ifendu, President Women In Politics Forum. 

Some members of Young Women in Politics Forum from 9 states in Nigeria were present at the conference while Goodwill messages flowed from; 

Ms. Comfort Lamptey, the UN Country Representative,

Ms. Ulia Muellet, Resident Representative UNFPA, 

Dr Amina Dorayi Aminu, Country Director, Pathfinder International, 

Dr Tunji Asaolu Country Representative, African Union - ECOSOCC Nigeria, 

H.E Johanna Antilla, Deputy Head Of Mission, Embassy Of Finland, 

Ms, Astrid Cederlov, Rep Embassy Of Sweden, 

H.E Gill Atkinson, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, 

H.E Knut Lein, Ambassador of Norway, 

Dame Pauline K Tallen, OFR KSJ, Honorable Minister of Women Affairs, Nigeria.

Cynthia Chineye Odoh, Speaker Voice Of Girls Parliament, 

Ms. Cynthia Chineye Odoh, Speaker Voice Of Girls Parliament, Helpline Foundation For The Needy. 

Miss Deborah Ezeagu Curator Youth Space Africa. 

Mrs Maryam M. Sanusi Chair Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations (NIPR) Abuja Chapter. 

The conference also featured a keynote a  presentation by

Sindiso Zemura-Bernard, Founder CEO South-African Embrace Foundation, Canada. 

Dr Sindiso Zemura-Bernard the founder /CEO, South-African Embrace Foundation, Canada.

There were spotlight presentations by 

Hellen Beyioku-Alase, ED Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) 

Stephanie Rodriguez, Founder, WanderSafe&Jozu  for Women, Australia, 

Presenter Rehema Isa, Founder Womanimics Africa, South Africa 

Presenter Mercy Umeri, MPA Instructor, Wichita State University, USA. 

Taking the conference further, various Panel sessions were held on;

- Health, Safety, Wellness,&Lifestyle

 It was a conversation that revolved around 'Democratizing Women and Girl's Wellbeing in the post-covid normal' which was moderated by Ms. Inimfon Etuk, founder She Forum Africa and featured as panelists ;

Dorothy Njemanze, ED Dorothy Njemanze Foundation, 

Dr Kemi DaSilva, founder Women At Risk Foundation (WARIF),

Priscilla Usiobaifo, 

ED Braveheart Initiative for Youth&Women. 

Josephine Effah-Chukuma, founder /ED, Project Alert, and Titilayo Vivour Adeniyi, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency.

- Democracy, Leadership & Governance;  a conversation on 'Centralizing The Power Of Young African Women's Political Participation For Gender Equity In  Democratic Processes,' powered by the Women's Democracy Network Africa. 

The conversation was moderated by Amb Adaora Onyechere, Head, Women & Gender Cluster Community A-ECOSOCC Nigeria and featured as panelists ; 

" Despite effort by few females in media to promote women's political participation in a  democracy, a large portion of the media often present Gender-Based stereotypes of women via negative and belittling images which further excludes us (women) from the space. " 
- Oluchi Nwosu, Executive Director DIELA ORCHID MEDIA 

 Oluchi Nwosu Communication Strategist & Executive Director DIELA ORCHID MEDIA, 

Oluchi Nwosu, Executive Director DIELA ORCHID MEDIA, Nigeria 

Namatai Kwekweza, ED, WELEAD Trust,

Marion Kirabo, Founder, Present Woman Initiative, Uganda,

Rahila Dauda Pioneer Chairperson YWIPF Abuja, 

Catheline Nyabwengi, Project Manager, Eastern Africa Youth Empowerment Forum On Peace and Security Kenya,

Grace Ampomaa Afrifa, Head of Programmes ABANTU for Development, Ghana 

- He For She : ' A Conversation on Supporting The Flourish Of Women's Leadership Without Feeling Threatened.' 
It featured as men as panelists,

HRH Oba (Dr) Adetayo Haastrup, Olumobi of Imobi - Ijesha, Osun State, Spokesperson National Hospital Abuja,

Dr. Richard Ayodeji Makun aka "AY" CEO Cooperate World Entertainment, 

Rotimi Olawale, ED Youthhub Africa, 

Daniel Aryee, Digital Communications Analyst, Ethiopia.

- Personal Development, Entrepreneurship & Investment Financing a conversation on 'The potentials abd Opportunities of AFCFTA on Women-Owned Businesses ; Leveraging Policy 
and Practice to Advance Women's Economic Empowerment,' 
It was Moderated by Uju Nwachukwu, OAP Kiss FM Abuja and featured as Panelists 

Dr Tunji Asaolu, Country Representatives, African Union - ECOSOCC Nigeria, 

Ajibike Oluwatimilehen, Management Consultant / Entrepreneur, 

Daisry Mathias, Presidential Advisor ; Youth Matters & Enterprise Development Office of the President, Namibia, 

Dr. Macaulay Kaku, Chairman CEO, African Union 6th Region Office, Toronto, Canada. 

The 2021 She Forum Africa conference; " came to end with affirmations and comments while giving room for young girls to ask questions. 

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