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WIM Africa To Boost Trade With Regional ConferenceWednesday, October 17, 2018 > 08:47:49
LAGOS – African Women in Maritime (WIMA) is set to organise a 2-day conference with theme: “Trade Facilitation for African Integration – Prospects and Challenges” to enhance intra-African trade.
The event which is the second continental conference of the association would also feature the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on of October 29-30, 2018, at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.
Some of the distinguished speakers expected to grace the event include; the former Head of Legal unit at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Dr. Kofi Mbiah; former Technical Director, IMO, Mrs. Monica Mbanefo; CEO Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyeama; Secretary-General of Abuja MOU, Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro.
Others are; Chairman of ENL Consortium, Mrs. Princess Vicky Haastrup; CEO of Oceanserve Logistics, Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa ; Premier Director General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), Mrs. Ify Akerele, Chairman of the Nigeria Ship owners Forum, Mrs. Margaret Orakwusi, among others.
WIMAFRICA is a non-profit organization designed to answer the call for gender equality, women empowerment as well as to establish a cooperation of entrepreneurship development of African Women in the Maritime Sector.
The organisation currently comprises members from 22 African countries such as; Togo, Angola, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Niger Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, among others.
Some of the objectives of the organisation are; to promote cooperation and collaboration between national, regional and international organisations to advance African women in the maritime sector; to maintain mainstream participation of African women in all aspect of the Blue Economy, including policy, advocacy and maritime awareness; to promote human capacity development, entrepreneurship development and employment for women in all facets of the maritime sector in Africa, among others.
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