The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Madam Fatima Bio, has signed a partnership and memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Young African Women Congress Network (YAWC) to host the 2023 Annual Continental Convocation in Freetown. The event, which is scheduled to take place from November 20-24, 2023, will bring together over 800 young women from across Africa to discuss issues of gender equality, women's empowerment, leadership, and socio-economic development.
In her address at the signing ceremony on Friday 18th August 2023, at State House, Madam Fatima Maada Bio commended President Bio's achievement for implementing a 30% quota for women in governance, adding that this is in line with the notion for the Young African Women Congress 2023 which will add up to Sierra Leone’s governance and development.
The Young African Women Congress serves as an exceptional platform for young women across the continent to engage in meaningful dialogue, exchange ideas, and collaborate on issues of utmost importance. The congress aims to inspire and equip young African women with the necessary knowledge and tools to become catalysts for change in their respective communities and nations.
The event will feature a diverse range of activities, including panel discussions, interactive workshops, keynote addresses, networking sessions, cultural showcases, and exhibitions. Renowned speakers and experts from various fields will share their insights and experiences, providing valuable guidance and inspiration to the participants.
By hosting this event, Sierra Leone aims to showcase its progress and achievements in empowering women and promoting their active participation in all spheres of society. Sierra Leone eagerly anticipates welcoming delegates and participants from across the African continent to this momentous occasion, as together, they strive to create a brighter future for African women and drive sustainable development in their respective nations.