AACC Sensitization forum on entrepreneurship opened in Lusaka 11th June 2019
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) sensitization forum on entrepreneurship culture and self- sustainability for women and youth leaders has opened in Zambia's capital, Lusaka 11th June 2019.
The forum which attracted over 40 women and youth delegates from Zambia, Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Nigeria, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Lesotho and Malawi is being held at Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ)’s Kingsley Mwenda Business Centre.
Globally, women and girls are at greater risk of poverty, violence and abuse than men. They are more likely to be malnourished and less likely to be educated. Women and girls are less likely to run businesses or be in positions of leadership, and on average earn 75 percent less than men. As a result, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number five focuses on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
On the other hand, the African Union Agenda 2063 Aspiration number six focuses on an Africa whose development is people driven relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth.
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) recognizes the above development agenda, the crucial role of women and youth in development and the need for their participation in decision-making processes to ensure sustainable development.
It is was with this understanding that the Gender, Women and Youth Programme of the AACC organised this forum for women and youth leaders on entrepreneurial culture in an effort to empower women and the youth with initiatives that can promote sustainable peace and development.
The skills gained will contribute to the strengthening of gender equality and women and youth empowerment in AACC membership across the continent.
The forum ended Thursday, 13th June 2019.