Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will attend the 2018 edition of the International Sheroes Forum and the launch of the Jewel Starfish Foundation scheduled for Monrovia, Liberia on Wednesday 17th October 2018.
The International Sheroes Forum is a knowledge-sharing and networking event that brings together leaders of diverse achievements from all over the world, with the aim of bringing new perspectives to key issues facing women around the world and particularly in Africa.
The Vice President will be sharing his thoughts on a variety of issues, ranging from leadership to women empowerment, especially the possibilities for the economic advancement of women in Africa, at the forum.
Also at the forum, Prof. Osinbajo will participate in the formal launch of the Jewel Starfish Foundation – an organization founded by the Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Howard Taylor, to provide educational opportunities to women, and empower young women with capacity building tools that will enable them to achieve sustainable means of livelihood, and to inspire and provide mentoring for them, amongst other numerous objectives.
Other distinguished personalities expected at the event include former Liberian President, Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who will be the keynote speaker; former President of Malawi, Her Excellency, Dr. Joyce Banda; the former Vice President of Zimbabwe, Her Excellency, Dr. Joyce Mujuru, among other personalities.
Only recently at the inauguration of the Oxford Board of African Studies in the United Kingdom, Prof. Osinbajo emphasized the importance of human capital development, noting that “it must be a priority of public policy of governments across Africa, to effectively tackle multidimensional poverty and improve long-term development on the continent”.
The Vice President who spoke on the topic: “The Challenges of Human Development in 21st century Africa”, concluded that “with abundant innovative ideas and political will, African decades were imminent.”
The Vice President who is departing Nigeria later today for Monrovia, Liberia, is expected back in Abuja on Wednesday 17th October 2018.