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It was the United Nations Secretary-General BAN KI-MOON who once recalled that gender inequalities are still deep-rooted in every society. Women suffer from lack of access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. In many situations, they are denied access to basic education and health care and are victims of violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.The World Bank Group however takes as its startling point that no country, community or economy can achieve its potential or meet the challenges of the 21st century without the full and equal engagement of women and men alike. Failure to fully unleash women’s productive potential represents a major missed opportunity with significant consequence for individuals, families and economies.


It is in line with the above that Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD), a global leading human capacity, gender empowerment and development-based organization that sees itself as a catalyst and thought leader in developing the theory and practice of leadership, social, educational and economic empowerment particularly in developing nations, have continually shown commitment in inspiring a multilateral action for gender emancipation and empowerment.


Highlights of the workshop shall include;

  • Guests/Paper Presentations
  • Panel Discussions and Case Studies
  • Break-out-sessions/Networking
  • Special Commendations/Certificate Presentations
  • Study tours/ Working visits


INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, proudly supported by UNESCO, OECD, Embassies of Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana in France and a host of others; is expected to offer participants the opportunity to learn, share experiences and through a structured atmosphere and unique visibility platform, promote international interaction, generate lively thought-provoking discussion and challenge assumptions surrounding developments in Africa and other emerging economies. The workshop which is designed to offer a platform for prominent stakeholders to share key information and participate in more focused and in-depth discussions on issues relating to girl child education, women empowerment and gender equity as a vehicle for championing inclusive and sustainable development will bring together individuals, institutions, leaders, philanthropists, politicians, academics, businesses, diplomats, major Think-Tanks on gender and women empowerment and a full suite of the local and international media.



  • Female Executives in the Public and Private Sector
  • Women in Civil Service / Ministries, Departments and Agencies
  • Female Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Women in Banking and Business,
  • Elected Female Executives/Legislators
  • Wives of Elected & Appointed Government Officials
  • Wives of Senior Military/Paramilitary Officers
  • Leaders of Women Associations and Civil Society Organizations


PARTICIPATION FEE:   $1,200 (One Thousand Two Hundred Dollars)     


This fee will cover airport pick up to and fro, all conference materials, training pack, refreshment (lunch and tea breaks) certificate of completion, access to Gala/Award Dinner

For further enquiries, please Contact Chrys on; +234 8037478294, +2348119740015 or email or