The International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (ICCN) with NECA’S Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) is set to promote women’s development through the celebration of the 2017 International Women’s Day programme.
The maiden event celebration by the group which has a global theme: “Be Bold for Change,” is scheduled to hold on March 8, in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that March 8 of every year is set aside worldwide to celebrate the International Women’s Day.
According to a statement in Lagos, signed by Mrs Oluwaseun Yesufu, Head of Programmes, ICCN, the theme would call to action the needto accelerate gender parity and build momentum for effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It would also focus on new commitments under the United Nation’s Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and humanrights.
The statement said that globalisation, the technological and digital revolution and their opportunities; increasing informal labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, new fiscal and trade policies and environmental impacts would be addressed in the context of women’s economic empowerment.
It said that notable speakers chosen, based on their experience of the economy are: Mrs Dorothy Ufot (SAN), Mrs Omolara Akanji, Mrs Amina Zanna Ibrahim and Mrs Doyin Ogunbiyi.
NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) is a network committed to empowering women to embrace entrepreneurship and prosper in their businesses.
It was established under the aegis of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), to create a platform for women to focus on issues that are crucial to business growth and advocate for an enabling environment for business sustainability.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a global network that comprises over 6.5 million companies with members in130 countries.
ICC promotes international trade, responsible business conduct and regulation through a unique mix of advocacy and standard setting activities, together with market-leading dispute resolution services.
The United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, are kept in touch with the views of international business through the ICC.
ICC was founded in 1919; Nigeria became a member in 1979 and was reorganised in 1999 for enhanced trade and investment.