WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) -- Namibia
will play host to African women from across the continent and the diaspora on
Nov. 22-24 for a meeting themed “Women Empowerment and Development: A Collective
statement on Tuesday, the Nigerian High Commission in Namibia said the event is
the maiden edition of the Africa Women Conference (AWC), a platform for the
strategic repositioning of the women of Africa.
commission said the choice of Namibia as host country was a unanimous decision
by the planning committee, based primarily on the fact that Namibia is one of
the few countries in Africa where women are encouraged to reach their full
of the country, and the very many tourists’ attractions the country has to offer
delegates also played a significant role in the decision,” the statement said.
the commission, hundreds of women are expected to be in attendance.
Echoes Africa Initiatives, New York, USA, and Helpline Foundation for the Needy,
Abuja, Nigeria, the AWC is an annual gathering of women of Africa, and of
African descent, in various fields of human endeavor, with a common interest to
inspire, deliberate, and the agenda for sustainable growth of the African woman.
conference was inaugurated in New York City in March during this year’s United
Nations Conference on the Situation of Women.