International Women's Day Kenya Celebrations

In marking International Women Day, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi partnered with a working committee of women leaders from the African Gender Taskforce - a virtual forum comprising of about 130 women who are passionate about all issues pertaining to and that affect women. The Women deliberated on plans / programs to empower women through training in key areas such as in productivity, security, sustainability, personal development and assertiveness.

The committee established 5 thematic areas under which training would be established and implemented. These are;

  • Internet for Development
  • Theatre for development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community Health and Vulnerable Groups
  • Politics and Governance

The Committee determined that those in these smaller team would use their skills or expertise to offer training based on these five categories. Each category would also include a segment on personal development which would include topics such as on self-esteem, self-confidence and personal branding. The committee also deliberated on an action plan in order to implement this plans and agreed to meet consistently once a month.

Through the existing virtual forum comprising of about 130 women and growing, the women would continue to engage and use their gifting’s or expertise to empower others

Editor's note:

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.      

March 10, 2018