Bridging the Gap for African Women in Business

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Bridging the Gap for African Women in Business

Time: March 6, 2014 all day
Location: Uganda Manufacturers' Association Conference Hall
Street: Lugogo Show Grounds
City/Town: Kampala Uganda
Phone: 07780703869
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Ida Horner
Latest Activity: Feb 26, 2014

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Event Description



According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) “Development happens through jobs” and that work provides a way out for the poor, jobs contribute to economic growth and are necessary for sustainable prosperity, inclusion as well as social cohesion.


The ILO cautions that “the challenge of job creation will remain well beyond 2015” however that a confluence of crises that have included financial, food fuel and environmental has meant that many countries have not been able to address job shortages.


This situation is compounded by population growth and the ILO estimates that 45-50 million new jobs will be required each year for the next ten years to address unemployment especially amongst the youth.


In addition, rural to urban migration is on the increase and this impacts women  and girls the most especially those with little or no education as the types of jobs they can access in towns and cities is limited. The ILO therefore calls on the international community to make the creation of jobs in the post 2015 agenda a priority.


Within that context, the focus of this year's event is the availability of jobs for African women as well as the ability of African women in business to create jobs for others.

The conference will be in the format of workshops for women and a business discussion on 6 March 2014. Women business owners will be invited to discuss their contribution to the creation of jobs in Uganda as well as what can be done to ensure that women can access good quality jobs.

The discussion will feature two panel sessions;

  1. The first panel will comprise of female Business Exectuives who will explore the challenges they face in employing women
  2. The second will comprise youne women aged between 20 and 30 who will explore challenges that yound women face accessing jobs as well as how this age group can contribute to job creation in the future



 Confirmed Speakers include

  1. Dr. Maggie Kigozi- Director, Crown Beverages
  2. Olive Zaitun Kigongo- President, Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  3. Samalie Namirembe- Human Resources Manager, Nile Breweries
  4. Hope Kabirisi - Managing Director, Perfect Roses Farm Ltd
  5. Grace Nanyonga -CEO, Pedum Fish and Alumna of Obama's Young Africa Leaders Initiative,
  6. Memory Bandari - Founder -Global Girl Child
  7. Ruth Bahika- Founder Grace Villa
  8. Rehmah Kasule – Founder and President CEDA International
  9. Eva Nagawa Mukasa – Minsiter of Finance- Buganda Kingdom
  10. Eshter Ampumuza- President DynaPharm Africa and Emmark Group of Companies 

Keynote: Mrs Amelia Kyambadde Honorable Minister for Trade Industry and Cooperatives


To register for this event please visit the events page at


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Comment by Abdulrahman M Suleiman on February 26, 2014 at 7:32

we sometime discuss off target, the whole idea is about creating jobs in the developing countries and some developed countries as well which will result to more food security and employment for many.

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