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The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) is an annual Pan-African congress organised by the Young
African Women Congress Network, the gender subsidiary of Excellent Leadership Group (ExLA Group) to
promote the empowerment and the enhancement of the skills of women for Africa’s sustainable
development. The congress is open to young African women both on the continent and the diaspora,
aspiring for leadership and change at various levels, who demonstrate some level of commitment and
enthusiasm in championing the agenda for women’s empowerment on the African continent.

YAWC 2023 Annual Continental Convocation comes off as follows

Date: 20th to 24th November, 2023    Venue: Freetown International Conference Centre, FICC, Bintumani, Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone


  • Women of African descent from Africa and the diaspora. Non-African women who have lived and worked on women empowerment issues in Africa are equally eligible. 
  • English/French language proficiency 
  • Desire to positively impact Africa  
  • Commitment to serve the development agenda for women on the African continent 
  • Register online and pay the registration fee.

Early Bird Registration fee for all Delegates (Deadline is 31st Oct, 2023)

Congress Fee
Fun Trip (Optional)
Choose from the hotel options below

Late Registration fee for all Delegates (from 1st Nov to 15th November, 2023)

Congress Fee
Fun Trip (Optional)
Choose from the hotel options below

Corporate Registration Fee
Congress Fee
USD$ 260
USD$ 200
Fun Trip
USD$ 95
Choose from the hotel options below

Sierra Leonean Delegates
Congress Fee
USD$ 100
USD$ 70

Available Hotels/Guest Houses and their Rates
Radisson Blu (single occupancy) 4-star Hotel
Buffet breakfast, internet wifi,
air-condition, DSTV, swimming pool,
gym, fridge and bed, kettle, coffee maker,
iron and ironing board
US$ 97 per person per night
Radisson Blu (Double occupancy) 4-Star hotel
US$ 74 per person per night
Atlantic Hotel (single occupancy)
US$ 90 per person per night
Atlantic Hotel (Double occupancy)
US$ 65 per person per night

Mode of Payment

International Applicants from all African countries and the diaspora

Applicant must pay their registration/participation fee with VISA/MasterCard on the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) website at www.yawcafrica.org on this website or pay through Swift Money Transfer using the details below:


Swift Money Transfer details

Beneficiary Information

Name: Young African Women Congress Network

Address: 48 Obaakuma St. Haatso-Accra

City/Postal Code: 00233

Country: Ghana


Beneficiary’s Bank

Bank Name: Ecobank Ghana

Bank Address: Ecobank Ghana Limited

2 Morocco Lane, Off Independence Avenue, Ministerial Area, Accra

Account Number: 1441002426811

Swift Code: ECOC GHAC

City: Accra

Country: Accra



Africans from West African countries can pay through Rapid Transfer through Ecobank

Account Name.: Young African Women Congress Network

Account No.: 1441002426811

Visit any Ecobank branch in your country and do a rapid transfer to our account in Ghana



Applicants from Ghana

Applicants who are resident in Ghana must pay their registration fee through the bank or Mobile money.

Bank Account Details

Account Name: Young African Women Congress Network

Account number: 1441002426811

Bank: Ecobank Ghana

Branch: Haatso 



Mobile Money Merchant Account Details

Account Name: Young African Women Congress Network

Merchant ID: 079291

Network: MTN (Mobile Money)

NB: Registration to participate in the congress will be accepted from an applicant only after notification of full payment of the congress fee.

Registration fee paid is non-refundable



We recommend that you read carefully the following instructions to help you complete your registration process accurately and successfully.


  • Registering to participate in YAWC 2023 East Africa sub-regional session
  •  is via an online application system. You will need a computer and access to the internet to register. Only applicants who fully complete the online registration process will be accepted to participate in the congress.
  • You do not have to finish your registration in one session. You may save your work and return later to continue working on your registration as many times as necessary until completion. Please note the deadlines stipulated for the registration.
  • Answer all questions on the registration form in English/French.
  • Questions that require response are marked with an asterisk (*). Questions that are not marked with an asterisk are OPTIONAL.


The registration is comprised of Seven (7) main steps.

  1. Personal Details and Contact Information
  2. Education and Languages
  3. Employment
  4. Group Discussion Session Selection
  5. Career Workshop Session Selection
  6. Supplemental Questions
  7. Submit


  1. Please provide your First Nameas it appears on your birth certificate, passport or national identification card.
  2. Provide yourSurname or Family name as it appears on your birth certificate, passport or national identification card.
  3. Provide any other given name(s).
  4. Please provide an email address which you check regularly as this will be the primary mode of contacting you.
  5. Please fill in your primary phone number. It will be a major means through which the team will contact you.
  6. Provide an alternative phone number (if you have one) where we can reach you in case we cannot reach you on your primary phone number. This could be a parent, spouse, other family member, or work phone number.
  7. If you use WhatsApp, please check yes and indicate the phone number to which your account is associated. This is optional.
  8. If you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, please check yes and indicate your handles. Note that this is optional.
  9. Please fill in your Postal Address (P.O. Box number), if you have one.
  10. Please provide yourDate of Birth by selecting the year, month, and day on the pop-up calendar or using the format (YYYY-MM-DD).
  11. Please state your Nationality (E.g. Ghanaian)
  12. Please state your current place and Country of Residence. (E.g. Accra – Ghana)
  13. Please note that, all applicants non-resident in Uganda are required to have a passport in order to travel to Uganda. You will be required to fill in the number, country of issue, and date of expiration of your passport.
  14. Ugandan applicants resident in Uganda will be required to fill in the ID number or Passport number and date of Issue of their ID Cards or Passport. Non-Ugandan Applicants resident in Ugnada will be required to do same with their passports.



Please tell us about your educational background. Indicate your highest level of education completed, and your Course of Study, Name of Institution, Year of Completion. Please also indicate if you are currently enrolled in school/college/university. While the YAWC programme values a person’s education, there is no minimum level of education or minimum grade required for participation in the programme.


English/French language proficiency is required for participation in the YAWC 2023 East Africa Sub-regional congress. All activities will be conducted in English, including Keynote Addresses, Plenary Sessions, Presentation Sessions, Discussions, Meetings, Cultural Activities, and Social Interactions. Please fill in how you will evaluate your English language skills (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced) as accurately as possible and also tell us what other international languages you comprehend.

For delegates who are proficient in French, there would be a French translation for all the sessions at the congress.


Please tell us about your current or most recent work. This may include formal or informal employment, self-employment, or other forms of engagement with organisations. It is not mandatory that you are or have ever been employed, but we want to know as much about you as possible.

  1. What is/was the name of the organization/company you work(ed) for?
  2. What is/was your position or job title?


Group Classification

There are Seven (7) discussion groups to choose from: Women in Corporate Governance, Women in Politics, Women in Business, Higher Education for the Girl Child/STEM, Women in Social Work, Conflict Management, Peace & Consensus building. Participants can participate only in one of the groups. Read the descriptions of each group carefully before making your selection. It must however be noted that, the selection panel may choose to re-assign a participant to a group other than the group she selected if they deem necessary.

NB: Discussions would be behind closed doors and the ‘Chatham rule’ will be adhered to.


GROUP ONE (1) – Women In Corporate Governance

GROUP TWO (2) – Women in Politics

GROUP THREE (3)- Women in Business

GROUP FOUR (4) – Higher Education for the Girl Child/STEM

GROUP (5) – Women in Social Work

GROUP (6) – Conflict Management, Peace and Consensus building

GROUP (7) – Women in Climate Change


In this section, a list of tracks representing the various topics that would be discussed in the form of a career workshop during sessions is outlined and each applicant is expected to select at most, two tracks that they would want to join in.
The tracks include the following;

Track 1: Politics/Leadership /Governance
Track 2: Business and Commerce
Track 3: Social Inclusion/Intervention Projects
Track 4: Sexual Harassment and Teenage Pregnancy
Track 5: Education and Training
Track 6: Communication/Media

NB: It must be noted that, delegate may be assigned to a session track other than what she selects if deemed necessary by organisers. Delegate will however be notified ahead of time to prepare towards discussions/workshop.


 This information is used to better understand delegates in order to make provisions for special needs. The aggregate information collected through this form will be kept private and confidential.

  1. Marital Status– Please indicate your marital status i.e. whether you are married or single or divorced. The YAWC Network does not discriminate on the basis of marital status.
  2. Religious Affiliation–Please indicate your religious affiliation, if any. You may choose from one of the major religions in the world on the list, or write in any other religion that you adhere to. YAWC Network does not discriminate on the basis of religious affiliation or any other affiliations.
  3. Disability– If you have a disability, please indicate here. If you select “Yes”, you will be asked additional information that may be helpful for EGGP Team to accommodate any special needs you may have. YAWC Network does not discriminate on the basis of disability.
  4. Other Leadership Courses– Please indicate if you previously participated in a leadership or women empowerment course or training or conference.
  5. YAWC Network– Are you a member of the YAWC Network, If not, would you be interested in joining our network?
  6. How did you learn about the Young African Women Congress?– Please indicate all the channels of communication from which you learned about us and this Congress.
  7. Kindly provide the name and contact information (her email address and/or telephone number) of a person you would like to recommend the congress to.


This is the final step of your registration. Before you can submit, you must read and accept the following two statements:


I hereby acknowledge that as a participant in the Young African Women Congress 2023 Annual Continental Convocation, I confirm that I will abide by the time commitment as outlined in the full 5 Day programme.
Once you have read and checked both statements indicating your agreement, and have completed the other six (6) steps of the registration, you can click the “Submit” button.

If you have not answered any required questions, those questions will be indicated and you will have the opportunity to complete those questions. An email reminder may be sent to applicants who have started but not yet completed their registration before the deadline expires.

Please be sure to review your responses for comprehensiveness, accuracy, spelling, grammar and clarity. Once you have submitted your registration, you will not be able to make any additional changes to it.
Please note that registration that have been started but not officially submitted by the deadline will not be considered.

All applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their registration and information about when/how candidates will be notified.

Good luck to you and thank you for your interest to participate in the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) 2023 Annual Continental Convocation.

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