Helpline Foundation for the Needy, Abuja, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is to co-host the 3rd edition of the African Women Conference (AWC) with the theme: Positioning to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Co-convener of the AWC and the President, Helpline Foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, who disclosed this while addressing a press conference, Sunday in Abuja, said the SDG could be fast-tracked through active involvement and inclusion of women in the implementation process.
She said women have a critical role to play in ensuring that the continent achieves each of the 17 SDGs by the year 2030 hence the need to unite African women in implementing the SDG goals.
The co-convener said the 3rd edition of the conference scheduled to hold in Morocco from November 21 to 23, would provide the needed platform for African women to deliberate and adopt action plans that will deliver rapid growth and development in Africa.
“The AWC was borne out of the realization that the 2030 target set for the Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by the United Nations in 2015 cannot be achieved without the commitment, inclusion and collective action of women at the national, regional and global level,” she said.
Ahmadu disclosed that renowned speakers from the continent have been selected to speak on diverse economic issues bordering on women and to revitalize the global partnerships for sustainable development.
On the objectives of the conference, Ahmadu said the conference will bring women of African descent together to network and learn fresh ideas that could help increase their influence and productivity in their different fields of endeavour.