Daily Trust

African Presidents wives to hold summit in Abuja on women’s development

Abuja will in April host wives of African Presidents, Vice Presidents and other female leaders across the African continent at the 2018 African Women Summit organized by the Coalition of Wives of Presidents and Vice Presidents in Africa (COWAP). 


According to a press statement issued by Belema Meshack-Hart, Team Lead, COWAP, the Summit which will be chaired by the former President of Malawi Joyce Banda will draw participation from all African countries live streamed to more than three million viewers across the globe.


The two-day Summit themed: ‘Using Innovative Technology to Solve Africa’s Development Challenges’ has been scheduled to hold between Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd April 2018 in Abuja.


The coordinators of the event have said the summit will serve as a melting pot of ideas towards achieving peace and development in Africa, anchoring on the four (4) thematic points of COWAP – Peace; Girl Child Education; Ending Hunger and Ending Poverty.

The cordinators also say, “The Summit will allow participants to identify the greatest barriers to peace and development and formulate sustainable solutions to these challenges, empowering women across the continent to become solution providers to themselves, their communities and the world around them.”