Panafrican News Agency

Cape Town hosts African Women Summit for the first time

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The African Women Summit (AWS), an annual event that brings together a thriving community of women policy makers, change makers, global experts and professionals from all over Africa and the diaspora, begins in Cape Town on Thursday.

The two-day event provides a platform for African women to strategise and collaborate on shared values and concerns of African women, and create lasting solutions to critical issues of sustainable peace and development in Africa. It also provides an opportunity for women to engage, network, interact and build partnership with sisters across the continent.

The maiden edition of the AWS took place in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2018 with more than 1,600 women from 23 African countries in attendance.

The second edition took place in Dubai in August 2021, while the 3rd edition of the Summit was in Kigali last year.

The following topics and themes will be covered at the 2023 Africa Women Summit: diversity, equity, social impact, economic development and transformation, gender inclusion and the role of women in crisis resolution in Africa.

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