The annual AWC is designed to be one of the most important annual gatherings of experts, institutions, corporate organizations and individuals promoting the growth, stability and development of African women. The aim of this conference is to set agendas and viable options through which stake holders in the African polity can channel the various resources available to African women towards the sustainable development of the continent.
To be the platform through which women of African descent can come together to develop Afrocentric solutions to Africa's challenges
To build and promote result oriented partnerships for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals across Africa by bringing individuals, organizations and institutions together to synergies on workable solutions for Africa's problems
The Africa Women Conference is an initiative of The Helpline Foundation for the Needy Abuja in collaboration with the Echoes Africa Initiatives New York: both are non-governmental organizations focused on providing relief and economic empowerment for the less privileged in the society.
The AWC provides a platform for African women from the formal and non-formal sectors of the economy to deliberate on and adopt action plans that will deliver rapid growth and development in Africa.
The AWC was borne out of the realization that the 2030 mark set for the Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by the United Nations in 2015 cannot be realized without the commitment, inclusion and collective action of women at the national, regional and global stage because the role women play in influencing government policies and the economy of any society cannot be underestimated.
The AWC recognizes that from time immemorial African societies thrived on the economic prowess of their women and believes that for Africa to thrive again the women must take center stage in leading any development initiative. Some of the challenges that Africa faces that women can help solve include, but are not limited to: