Why Participate in YAWC 2020?

Young African Women Congress (YAWC) is an annual Pan-African event by the Gender Desk of Excellent Leadership Group (ExLA Group) that is ExLA Group Gender Programme (EGGP).

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Why Participate in YAWC 2020?

Benefit from Unrivalled Networking Opportunities with decision makers and stakeholders

Identify new business and project opportunities

To stimulate your thinking pattern on issues of women development

Benefit from our mentorship opportunities with experienced women and men various industries

THEME
AFRICA: The Empowerment We Want
University of Ghana, Accra

speakers

Meet the speakers

Rebecca Akufo-Addo

First Lady, Ghana

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare

Chief of Staff

Prof Margaret Kamar

Senator, Kenya

Hon. Williametta Saydee-Tarr

Gender Minister, Liberia

schedule

A line up of insighful and exciting sessions

  • 13:00
    Reporting and Registration
  • 18:00
    Supper
  • 19:00
    Film Night & Orientation
  • 5:30
    Fitness for Health
  • 7:00
    Breakfast
  • 9:00
    Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00
    First Ladies Panel
  • 12:00
    Lunch Break
  • 13:00
    Presentation
  • 13:30
    Panel Discussion
  • 14:40
    Group Session
  • 17:00
    Supper
  • 18:30
    A Conversation with Prof. Henrietta Mensa Bonsu
  • 17:30
    Gender Ministers Panel
  • 20:30
    Group Session
  • 5:30
    Fitness for Health
  • 7:00
    Breakfast
  • 9:00
    Sahle-Work Zewde Day
  • 12:00
    Lunch Break
  • 13:00
    Parallel Sessions (Paper and Project Presentation)
  • 14:00
    Parallel Session (Panel Discussion/Workshop)
  • 17:30
    Dinner
  • 19:00
    Night of Culture and Entertainment
  • Whole day
    Fun Trip
  • 7:00
    Breakfast
  • 9:00
    Presentation
  • 9:30
    Panel Discussion
  • 10:30
    Group Presentations (Groups 1 – 6)
  • 12:30
    Closing Ceremony
  • 13:30
    LUNCH & DEPARTURE

News & Updates

Get all the news on YAWC Congress and post-YAWC activities

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    One faithful morning, ten years back, I was on my way for an interview. While in a public vehicle, I met up with a classmate I have not seen for over five years. We talked throughout the journey, and I told her I was on my way for an interview, hoping this time around, I...

  • Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone is a member of the YAWC Network, Liberia Chapter. She is a Nurse, Mental Health Clinician and an Evangelist. Livingstone runs a Non-profit Organization named ‘Raising Godly Generation’ in Liberia. The organization aims to support substance abusers, street children, people with mental health problems and disadvantaged women and girls in the community. Raising...

  • YAWC Network Embarks On “16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

    YAWC Network Embarks On “16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network is set to embark on a rigorous campaign against gender-based violence dubbed “16 Days Activism against Gender-Based Violence”. The campaign which is in line with UN’s annual period of global activism against Gender-BasedViolence under the 2020 UNiTE Campaign Theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” will begin...

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  • Cameroon Crisis: Involve Women In Peace Talks- YAWC Network

    Cameroon Crisis: Involve Women In Peace Talks- YAWC Network

    The Global Leadership of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network has held an extraordinary virtual leadership summit to discuss the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. This followed a request by the leadership of the Cameroon Chapter to the YAWC Network Council to intervene in the crisis following recent killings of school children, believed to...

  • Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone is a member of the YAWC Network, Liberia Chapter. She is a Nurse, Mental Health Clinician and an Evangelist. Livingstone runs a Non-profit Organization named ‘Raising Godly Generation’ in Liberia. The organization aims to support substance abusers, street children, people with mental health problems and disadvantaged women and girls in the community. Raising...

  • YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network Leadership will hold an extraordinary summit to discuss the on-going crises in the two Anglophone regions in Cameroon. This follows recent killings of children who were in school and it is believed to be related to a long standing misunderstanding between the regions. In a letter written to...

  • Monthly Message From The Global President of YAWC Network

    Monthly Message From The Global President of YAWC Network

    I bring you warm felicitations from the YAWC Network. I trust that you are well, and you continue to keep safe as we observe the COVID-19 health protocols. 2020 has been a unique and challenging year that required resilience and working SMART if one is to thrive. Whereas our economies experienced the high and low...

  • Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone is a member of the YAWC Network, Liberia Chapter. She is a Nurse, Mental Health Clinician and an Evangelist. Livingstone runs a Non-profit Organization named ‘Raising Godly Generation’ in Liberia. The organization aims to support substance abusers, street children, people with mental health problems and disadvantaged women and girls in the community. Raising...

    Read More
  • YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network Leadership will hold an extraordinary summit to discuss the on-going crises in the two Anglophone regions in Cameroon. This follows recent killings of children who were in school and it is believed to be related to a long standing misunderstanding between the regions. In a letter written to...

  • #justice4uwa:Uwa’s Killers Found

    #justice4uwa:Uwa’s Killers Found

    Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a student of UNIBEN in Nigeria who was raped and killed in church will find the justice she deserves even after her death. The death of Uwa came as a shock and a disheartening one as such, judging from how she was cruelly murdered. As the case was followed up by the...

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Early Child Marriage

    Teenage Pregnancy and Early Child Marriage

    Early Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy are two issues that have regrettably come to stay in our local communities. They have become so common as to the norm in some places with rural and coastal Ghana recording quite alarming rates. It has not yet been established why their occurrence seem to be prevalent in these...

  • Girls In Stem Boot Camp

    Girls In Stem Boot Camp

    The “Girls In Stem” Boot Camp is an educational programme which is among the series of projects carried out by the ExLA Group Gender Programme under the Post-YAWC Projects (Post- Young African Women Congress Projects). The maiden edition of the programme which syncs with the vision of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) that is,...

  • YAWC Network Embarks On “16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

    YAWC Network Embarks On “16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network is set to embark on a rigorous campaign against gender-based violence dubbed “16 Days Activism against Gender-Based Violence”. The campaign which is in line with UN’s annual period of global activism against Gender-BasedViolence under the 2020 UNiTE Campaign Theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” will begin...

    Read More
  • Cameroon Crisis: Involve Women In Peace Talks- YAWC Network

    Cameroon Crisis: Involve Women In Peace Talks- YAWC Network

    The Global Leadership of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network has held an extraordinary virtual leadership summit to discuss the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. This followed a request by the leadership of the Cameroon Chapter to the YAWC Network Council to intervene in the crisis following recent killings of school children, believed to...

  • Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone is a member of the YAWC Network, Liberia Chapter. She is a Nurse, Mental Health Clinician and an Evangelist. Livingstone runs a Non-profit Organization named ‘Raising Godly Generation’ in Liberia. The organization aims to support substance abusers, street children, people with mental health problems and disadvantaged women and girls in the community. Raising...

  • YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network Leadership will hold an extraordinary summit to discuss the on-going crises in the two Anglophone regions in Cameroon. This follows recent killings of children who were in school and it is believed to be related to a long standing misunderstanding between the regions. In a letter written to...

  • Monthly Message From The Global President of YAWC Network

    Monthly Message From The Global President of YAWC Network

    I bring you warm felicitations from the YAWC Network. I trust that you are well, and you continue to keep safe as we observe the COVID-19 health protocols. 2020 has been a unique and challenging year that required resilience and working SMART if one is to thrive. Whereas our economies experienced the high and low...

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Delegates

4

First Ladies

10

Heads of States and Ministers

50

Speakers

100

Journalists

50

Countries

Sponsors

YAWC 2020 sponsors

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