The international forum on Women and Sustainable Development in Africa was held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 8-10 March 2018.
The forum was organized in collaboration with the Tanzania Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the French Development Agency, the French Institute for Development Research, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation and the Inter Academy Partnership.
The Forum highlighted the contribution made by women to social and economic progress in African countries, and discussed the challenges encountered by women in caring for the family, educating them, improving access to water, energy and healthy food, combating negative effects of climate change, sustaining a growing, young and underemployed population and contribute to the political, social and economic development in Africa.
Male and female academicians, scientists and experts interested in sustainable development issues and the role of women in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa participated at the forum. The science community present at the forum also marked World Women’s Day.
The Forum which attracted 170 participants from 24 countries with the official languages being French and English consisted of presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and plenary discussions.
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