IFUW and UN Women Partner for Regional Seminar
On 26 March, IFUW, in partnership with UN Women Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, held a regional seminar on the topic of “Perspectives on Women’s Education for Entrepreneurship in Africa” in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was moderated by IFUW’s Executive Director, Danièle Castle, with several distinguished panel speakers: Florence Butegwa, Senior Regional Advisor for Governance and Leadership, UN Women; Jane Maigua, National Programme Co-ordinator (Kenya), International Labour Organisation Women Entrepreneurship Development programme (ILO-WED); Judith Owigar, Co-Founder and Operations Director at AkiraChix; and Joy Mukanyange, former Ambassador of Rwanda to Kenya, as well as IFUW and Rwanda Association of University Women (RAUW) member. The panelists spoke about the current professional and educational challenges facing women in Africa and about the actions needed to encourage and attract more women to pursue business entrepreneurship. Strong emphasis was placed on the promotion of financial literacy and business acumen in the education system, the need for entrepreneurial behavior from a young age, and vocational training programmes. For more information read the Press Release here.