Global Town Hall Initiative: African Women in Africa and the Diaspora: The New Partnership for Action

NWC in partnership with a global network of women successfully applied for, and was confirmed as a participant of the Civil Society Program, October 10, 2012 during the IMF/World Bank Annual General Meetings in Tokyo, Japan. The Global Town Hall serves as a catalyst for action. Our purpose is to provide a live platform that will encourage discussion on sustainable solutions to existing challenges and facilitate information sharing at the global level of successful action taken by women or in support of women in this regard. Our target is to get people from around the world to post 1 billion actions taken by 2015 to encourage sustainable peace and economic growth in Africa.

Global Women-Africa Network (GLOW) is a newly formed consortium of a diverse group of African women in the Diaspora and on the continent of Africa who on an individual basis have a proven history of implementing successful projects and programs on the continent. In an effort to contribute to the spirit of the African Renaissance, these women created a partnership to join their collective voices to share best practices, models and solutions for our commons problems and challenges throughout the continent.  This partnership has the potential to increase the exchange of knowledge, resources as well as relevant and sustainable technology. Strengthening the relationship between African women in Africa and African women in the Diaspora is a winning combination, a new partnership for action. 
 
 Africa is rising and so are her women. With two Heads of States (Liberia and Malawi) and, the first ever female Chairperson of the African Union, African women are poised to bring their energy, smarts and passion to solving the perennial problems undermining sustainable growth for millions. In this global context, this Global Town Hall serves as a catalyst for action. GLOW’s purpose is to provide a live platform that will encourage discussion on sustainable solutions to existing challenges and facilitate information sharing at the global level of successful action taken by women or in support of women in this regard.  GLOW’s target is to get people from around the world to post 1 billion actions taken by 2017 to encourage sustainable peace and economic growth in Africa.
In the new global economic environment, nations are rising in the global South.  Africa hosts 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the World.  In spite of this remarkable growth and transformation, several fast rising economies in Africa still do not yet enjoy an adequate voice in international forums discussing their future.  The Global Town Hall Meeting is an opportunity for the African women to participate in this critical dialogue from the grassroots level to the executive level.  The Global Town Hall will focus on Women Uniting for Sustainable Peace and Economic Growth, with special interest on food security, shelter, and education.
 
 An online platform will be maintained to host all actions taken that are to be shared. Access will be provided to relevant software that will facilitate reporting on action taken at various levels from communities in Nimba County, Liberia to cosmopolitan Luanda, Angola. An annual online consultation will take place every year in October until 2015 to highlight the most innovative action taken. An online voting will be held in the spring of 2015 to identify the top 10 most innovative and effective actions taken. Awards will be given to the implementers as well as to the 1 billionth action to be posted.
 
 Naija Worldwide Charities (NWC), the host organization, legally registered as a 501C3 in the state of Maryland, USA, strives to build a foundation of self-reliance and lasting solutions for issues affecting the vulnerable – women, youth, and orphans – on a worldwide platform with special emphasis within the Continent of Africa.  NWC develops and support initiatives, projects, programs and services that provide essential resources – funding and relationships.   Naija Worldwide Charities vision is a community in which the basic needs of everyone are met irrespective of race, creed or religion.  NWC’s mission is to be able to change the lives of the under-privileged people around the world by providing access to education, healthcare, proper nutrition, and safe homes.
 
 
 
Founding Members/Organizing Committee Contact Information
 
 

 

 

 

Contact Info

 

 

Country

 

 

Esther Ejim

 

Founder/Executive Director

 

Naija Worldwide Charities

 

 

+1 240+688+3380

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria

 

 

Rosa Malango

 

Chief External Relations & Partnerships UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

 

 

 

 

Mali

 

 

Thelma Horton

 

Global Strategist/Principal at Zoweh Holdings

 

 

+1 919-428-5491

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States of America

 

 

Jeanine Cooper

 

OCHA Representative to the African Union

 

 

 

 

Liberia

 

 

Terry Kairu-Kiambu

 

Senate Aspirant, Financial Advisor-Life Insurance Solutions/Retirement Solutions, Global Network

 

 

+1 678-468-1746

 

 

 

Kenya

 

 

Aisha Audu-Emeje

 

Former First Lady of Kogi State, Entrepreneur

 

 

+1 301-323-3379

 

 

 

 

Nigeria