About AWC

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.

Our Mission

To be the platform through which women of African descent can come together to develop Afrocentric solutions to Africa's challenges

Our Vission

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:

  • Poverty
  • Conflicts and War
  • Over dependence on foreign aid
  • Leadership
  • Lack of access to affordable quality education
  • Lack of access to affordable healthcare
  • Lack of funding and support for entrepreneurs 

                              AWC OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the contributions of women towards the growth and development of Africa and encourage women to do more.
  • Bring women of African descent together to learn fresh ideas that can help increase their influence and productivity in their various fields of endeavor.
  • Provide a platform for Africa focused businesses, philanthropies and investors from across the globe to meet and forge alliances with female entrepreneurs, policy makers and influencers, professionals, academics and charities to grow their businesses and interests. 
  • Network with successful entrepreneurs, policy inuencers, scholars and professionals who are influencing development across the world and domesticate policies and strategies that have worked for them. 
  • Expose businesses and charities run by African women to prospective investors and partners. 
  • Promote African goods, services and brands on a global stage through International exhibitions. 
  • Discover global opportunities available for African women to grow in their various fields of endeavor. 
  • Develop partner and support projects that are aimed at correcting the social ills in African countries.
  • Support the campaigns for the protection of the rights of women, children, aged, disabled and other vulnerable people in African countries.

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