The second edition of the African Women Economic Summit (AWES) will hold in Lagos, Nigeria, 12-14 July, the organisers have announced.
The summit is being organised by the New Faces New Voices (NFNV), an association of African professional women in Finance and Business across the continent, in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The summit is expressed to bring together representatives of African government, regulators, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organisation, big business and civil society to discuss topics around the development of women in finance.
Among those who confirmed their attendance are Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the AfDB: Mrs Graҫa Machel, Founder of New Faces New Voices; Ms Evelyn Oputu, Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Nigeria; Ms Nomsa Daniels, Executive Director, New Faces New Voices, and Dr Nambura Koigi, Managing Director, Post Office Savings Bank, Kenya.
The keynote address will be delivered by Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The first edition of the summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2010