This week, AWDF CEO Theo Sowa will be speaking and moderating a series of panels at Women Deliver in Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual conference brings together global leaders to move forward the agenda for women’s rights. Women Deliver 2016 focuses on building will and knowledge to impact on women and girls’ lives through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).This global platform provides an opportunity for African Women to be at the forefront of global agenda setting and change.
Bringing through the voice of AWDF grantees, Theo Sowa will be moderating a series of panels on women’s health and education. She kicks off with a session on May 16, “Delivering as One- Global Partnerships for Global Goals” with panelists from government, civil society and the private sector including Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs; Catherine Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Global Head of Government Affairs B2G at Philips; Susan Myers, Senior Vice President of the UN Foundation and Vagn Berthelsen, CEO of Oxfam IBIS.
Watch Theo Sowa on May 17 at 11 am CET when she will be moderating the official Women Deliver press conference featuring Philanthropist Melinda Gates and Canadian First Lady Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau .
On May 18, Theo Sowa will moderate the press conference on the Amplify Change fund that AWDF co-manages. The press conference includes H.R.H Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Danish Minister Kristian Jensen speaking to the role of Amplify Change in transforming Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights advocacy.
Follow Theo Sowa’s updates on Twitter @awdf01. To join in the conversation check the tag #WDlive ., You can also register for the virtual conference and watch an exclusive livestream of the events at http://wd2016.org/media-resources/virtual-conference/.