Adept held a week-long campaign from the 8th of March to celebrate African women in the diaspora for their tenacity, resilience, and unwavering contribution to the development of Africa. Women in various NGOs, managerial positions, as well as entrepreneurs, were delighted to participate in this first-of-its-kind campaign. The aim of this project was not solely to celebrate these women but also to bring to the fore, the impact and force that the diaspora wields in humanitarian support in Africa and globally. Pamela Anyoti, the founder of Asante Mama, shared with ADEPT how her eco-friendly, organic products are produced locally. The aim of which is to give back to the Ugandan community, thereby uplifting lives.
Fridah Ntarangwi who is an active participant in diaspora engagement matters and SME development in Africa, explains how women can rise to the challenge of inequity. “We need to be able to have the confidence to ask, and to speak up when we think things can be done differently without playing the victim. People learn to respect your voice, stand and value. To me, diaspora networks represent diversity and resilience, and there is a lot of power in many different people coming together. Let us use these networks to mirror our ideal equity situation. It all starts with our individual efforts.”
Read more about our IWD campaign and what other women had to say on our social networks.