Welcome to the official website of the Conference on AFRICA RISING: THE ROLE OF THE DIASPORA AFRICAN WOMAN, which will be held to celebrate Black History Month at the House of Lords, Westminster Houses of Parliament, London on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
South African Superstar and legendary singer, YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA who is also UNICEF and Roll Back Malaria Goodwill Ambassador and Founder of Princess of Africa Foundation will be a Keynote Speaker at the Conference, together with together with Justina Mutale who is African Woman of the Year 2012, International Women’s Think Tank Global Envoy, World Leaders Forum Advisory Board Member, and Founder of POSITIVE RUNWAY.
The Conference, will be hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma, Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to discuss the role of women in the rise of Africa, with special focus on the need for the Diaspora African Woman to constructively engage with the current exciting and transformative moment in Africa’s history.
The Conference aims to provide delegates an opportunity to gain insight and join discussions about the obligations, obstacles and opportunities for the Diaspora African Woman in Africa Rising. It is hoped that this Conference can provide an avenue for understanding and paving a way for African women, including those in the Diaspora, to play an integral part in the rise of the continent in the wake of Africa’s changing political, environmental, economic and social landscape; and the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.