The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) is a programme under the direct supervision of the ExLA Group Gender Programme (EGGP).
Young African Women Congress (YAWC) is an annual Pan-African event by the Gender Desk of Excellent Leadership Group (ExLA Group) that is ExLA Group Gender Programme (EGGP). ExLA Group (www.exlagroup.com ) is a leadership based Non- Governmental Organization in Ghana dedicated to inspiring quality and transformational leadership across all facets of national life with emphasis on the empowerment of the youth, women for active corporate life, entrepreneurship and leadership in general.
YAWC provides the context within which young women get to interact and discuss critical issues pertinent to their development and contributions towards national growth. These are realized through Keynote Presentation, Panel Discussions, Group Sessions, Career Fairs, Brainstorming Sessions and Talks on Personal Perspectives of salient topics as well as a full-day tour to promote culture and tourism in Africa. They are guided by proficient women leaders from various fields of endeavor who also act as their mentors even beyond the main congress period.
YAWC fully embraces the Proposal for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG Goal 5) which focuses on Women’s Empowerment in the light of ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life among others.
The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) brings together young educated women between the ages of 18 and 40 years from all the countries on the African continent. It is scheduled over a 5 Day span featuring well-renowned women leaders, educationists, feminist activists, politicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders across the African continent to address issues pertinent to women and leadership on the continent. A conference white paper/report is presented from resolutions and practical solutions that are proffered in the course of interactions to all major stakeholders for implementation and policy amendments. A full day tour is also organized for participants and speakers to some historical and phenomenal tourist sites in the host country.
An online application system, interested individuals can log onto the official event website of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC), www.yawcafrica.org to register and participate in the congress. All procedures and packages associated with participating in the congress are on the website as well contacts of the organizers.
We urge young African women within the age range to take advantage and be a part of this transformational agenda.