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Women in Africa Summit: Bringing Africa and women closer together

The third edition of the Women In Africa Summit (WIA), scheduled for June 27-28 in Marrakech, is an event during which African women will reflect on ways to establish new bases of relations with other continents, affirmed, Thursday in Casablanca, the Founder and president of WIA Initiative, Aude de Thuin.

During a press conference dedicated to the presentation of this event under the patronage of King Mohammed VI and which will bring together 500 participants from more than 75 countries, Ms. Aude de Thuin stressed that the theme chosen for this edition focuses on “How African women engage the world and create a new paradigm.”

She also focused on the highlights of this edition including sessions that will focus on “Africa-Europe: Change the Deal of Future Reports”, “Africa-Asia Dynamics”, “Africa-Americas: Engaging America in a new relationship with a more visible Africa” and “African women change agents”, focusing on the holding of the 2nd edition of WIA which will reward 54 high potential African women entrepreneurs, who build the Africa of tomorrow.

The Summit will also be marked by the presentation of a new study on African women entrepreneurs, said Ms. de Thuin. This summit will also be punctuated by four masterclasses on “Mixity, Leverage performance in the Society”, “Women’s investment club”, “Express yourself with impact”, “Networks – why and how to use them to access advice.”
Also 5 exceptional women from the 5 African regions, actors of change will each take the floor to present an idea, their journey, their vision for their continent.

During this event, meetings between representatives of delegations, countries and sectors will take place to exchange and develop relationships and investment opportunities.

A WIA & OCP Agricultural Woman of the Year Award is in place to recognize an African woman working in the field of agriculture in Africa. Through this award, WIA & OCP wish to reward good practices and innovative solutions in the agricultural sector.

The prize of the African agricultural woman of the year by WIA and OCP aims to allow the laureate to be recognized in its ecosystem, on the continent and internationally, in order to make known its best practices at a local scale, even regional.

Women in Africa (WIA), founded by Aude de Thuin in 2016 and chaired by Hafsat Abiola, is an international platform for economic development and support for African women leaders and high potential. Through this initiative, WIA wishes to reveal the potential of these women and connect them at continental and international level.

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