The three-day programme organized by AWDF’s Capacity Building unit, is designed to support participants’ personal and organizational development.
This year’s forum will be attended by 20 top and middle-level managers from five African countries. They will receive coaching under a new, expanded coaching and mentorship project on Leadership and Governance, aimed at strengthening the capacity and governance frameworks of women’s organisations across the continent. Board members of the various organizations would also be joining in the forum, making a total of 35 female executives expected to benefit from the convening.
The CEO Forum forms part of AWDF’s commitment to strengthening the leadership of women’s organisations in Africa. It provides a safe space for the leadership of women’s organisations to discuss strategic leadership issues, offer hands-on coaching, sharing and reflection time, and an opportunity to network.
AWDF’s CEO forum is designed specifically to foster a safe and enabling creative environment, imbued with feminist values, for the renewal of participants’ energy and spirit.
” l am excited about the project because this provides us with the opportunity to address key issues challenging the growth and robustness of women’s organisations in Africa, in order to promote the rights and development of women. “ says Nafi Chinery, AWDF’s Capacity Building Specialist.
This would be AWDF’s fourth CEO convening.