Good News! Women Conference in Taita Taveta County. Why all ladies should attend this Saturday.
This Saturday at the Ghana Conference hall in voi town, County women leaders from diverse sectors and invited guest speakers will engage in meaningful transformational dialogue that will drive women focus to vie for or take up leadership roles in both elective and appointive positions.
Womenâ€™s political participation has come a long way and women have constantly fought for space in the political arena but with minimal gains. The promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 was therefore a major milestone in the fight towards gender equality as it opened up spaces for women participation in decision making processes. Articles 27(8) and 81 (b) provides that no more than two thirds of the members of elective or appointive bodies shall be of the same gender. These provisions give Kenya the opportunity to quickly meet the requirements of and commitments to the Millennium Development Goal number three and to fulfill the minimum target of 30% representation of women in national parliament and county assemblies.
It is in this framework that the County government of Taita Taveta through the department of Trade and Community affairs has organized the Women leadership empowerment and accountability conference aimed at championing for womenâ€™s social, economical and political leadership.
As a result the conference will take note of the challenges that have confronted and are encountered by women in the fight for social, economical and political participation and leadership. It is therefore important for participants to deliberate on how to influence and build working groups for action thereby enhancing women participation in these spheres.
Come one come all!
Some of the outlined key note speakers are Diana Ofwona and Dorothy Olangâ€™.
Diana Ofwona is the Regional Director. of UN Women Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO) since 1 July 2015. Prior to her current appointment, she served as Representative of UN Women in Rwanda since 2013 and has to her credit over 25 yearsâ€™ experience working in the area of socio-economic policy development, peace and security.
Ms. Ofwona has held a number of senior posts in various organizations in countries spanned across three continents (Africa, the Caribbean and North America)
Diana Ofwona holds a Master of Arts (hons) degree in Political Science and Languages (University of Nairobi, Kenya), a postgraduate diploma in mass communication (Kenya Institute of Mass Communication) and is currently engaged in doctoral research on governance in post-conflict economies. Ms. Ofwona is a recipient of honours and certificates from various leadership institutions around the world.
Dorothy is counseling psychologist by training,
Madam Dorothy Olang’
she thrives in behavioral modification by using A motivational approach. Trained in Conflict Resolution, Team building, Church ministry. She enjoys training Etiquette, branding (service delivery par excellence) as well as advising leaders on the constituents psychological perceptions of their leadership and its impact. She is the executive Head of the women ministry at CITAM Woodley..
She is endeared to the holistic thriving of people especially women and the youth and is constantly working with individuals or a group of people to facilitate them to have a better life. It with this nature in play that while at her former employer kq that she initiated one of KQs best CSR project (sponsor a desk) where she initiated a funds drive across kq network and rehabilitated one of the biggest primary school in Kigali(Kachiru Primary), A project reviewed as Excellent by the then CEO Naikuni.
purpose to attend.
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