The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa initiative (ASR Africa) will hold a one-day side event at the ongoing UN Women Convention on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York USA, on “New Strategic Partnership towards Gender Technology and Innovation.’
The event, which is being held in collaboration with women groups across West and Central Africa including Latiwa Development Foundation, Women Power Legacy, and B.Lead’Her Network, and supported by the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United Nations has the theme, “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.”
According to Edidiong Idang, ASR Social Development Specialist, who will be representing the Foundation at the Forum, ASR Africa will consolidate its social development interventions on gender and innovation in Africa through knowledge sharing of its interventions; and embrace partnerships to further the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
In attendance at the March 16 event will be H.E Gisele Ndaya, Minister of Gender, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mme Awa Seck Ndiaye, UN Women Special Representative to African Union Commission and the Economic Commission for Africa, as well as top donor and civil society organizations.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women in Africa. During the Commission’s annual two-week session, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities gather to discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of gender legislations as well as emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education and Social Development within Africa through its annual USD100million Africa Fund for Sustainable Development and Renewal.