DDD9 ‘Engaging and Strengthening the voices of African Diaspora Women’

Written by ADEPT

30 May 2018

An exciting opportunity to meet African Diaspora communities from all across Europe, international and national organisations, EU institutions, African and European Government representatives, but also civil society and media.

June 5, 2018, Brussels – The Diaspora Development Dialogue is a flagship event and a major part of the ADEPT service delivery framework that brings together and anchor many aspects of ADEPT’s research, policy, advocacy, networking and knowledge-sharing activities. In prevision of the European Development Days 2018 (EDD18), ADEPT Platform and Trivision Impacts asbl co-organised the Ninth Diaspora Development Dialogue (DDD9) in Brussels.

For its ninth edition, the DDD focused on Gender and women empowerment – Engaging and strengthening the voices of African Diaspora Women. The event aimed at validating, empowering and amplifying the contributions of African Diaspora women in political, social, economic and cultural development by advancing women’s leadership in the workplace and promoting the critical role of the diaspora in Africa’s development.

To enrich the conversations, ADEPT invited several women active in different leadership position. Amongst the speakers and attendees were  The Honorable Dr. Isatou Touray, Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment of the Republic of Gambia, Her Excellency Mrs Novisi Abaidoo, ambassador of Ghana in Belgium and Luxembourg, and many other active diaspora women.

The DDD9 provided participants with networking opportunities, facilitating new connections and invaluable access to information and resources related to African Diaspora. Through the DDD9, ADEPT also centered discussions around best practices for women leadership, engagement and implication in decision-making process, making women the true “agents of change”.

At the end of the day, participants came out with a declaration that was read by  Prince Wale Šoniyiki from the African Society in Croatia, and Jana Bártová from Humanitas Afrika.

The DDD9 was also an opportunity to launch the #ADEPT4She Campaign and the Winnie Mandela Ubuntu Prize.


Discover the full list of speakers of DDD9: HERE

 Consult the programme and the press release of the event:  FRENCH / ENGLISH


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