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What is SAMEAWS Summit About?

The South America-Africa-Middle East-Asia Women Summit (SAMEAWS) is an unprecedented summit aimed at bringing together the most influential and prominent women as well as key stakeholders from these regions, under one roof, to discuss the need to recognize and harness the untapped and profitable opportunities that women economic and political engagements presents.

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The Summit has proven to be the premier gathering of women and key stakeholders from South America, Africa, Middle East & Asia, with a record attendance of delegates from 35 countries from the maiden 2013 edition to date. Leaders, from various economies such as Bahrain, India, Bangladesh, China, Myanmar, Qatar, all regions of Africa, the United States and the UAE, form part of the past participants of this summit.

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Agenda

MORNING SESSION

09:00 – 09:30: ARRIVAL/REGISTRATIONS

09:30 – 10:30: OPENING SESSION

Invocations & Introductions

Session Opening Remarks by Board Chair, CELD

Welcome Address – by Executive Director, CELD

Goodwill Messages

Keynote Presentation – Developing Female Transformational Leaders: A New Paradigm for Growing Emerging Economies.

10:30 – 11.30: DEMOCRACY AND GENDER EQUALITY ROUNDTABLE SESSION

High Points of the session:

a panel discussion and engagement with political parties, public institutions and government bodies to Identify reforms that would strengthen women’s participation in politics to explore harmful gender norms;
and to realise norm change strategies to promote more equitable political systems and women’s engagement in politics – as voters, representatives, fundraisers and community mobilisers.

Q & A Interactive Session

11:30 – 12:10: PANEL SESSION: FIRST LADIES ON A MISSION (PART III) tagged: Social Impact Investment: Realising Opportunities for Impact and Sustainability

High Points of the session:

This session will feature First Ladies from across developing nations and social impact investors from across the globe.

Esteemed members of this high-level panel, are expected to share best practices in delivering and investing in SDG-related projects in their various countries.

A platform to connect investors with the types of investment opportunities in the participating countries.

Q & A interactive session

Group Photographs and Closing Remarks.

AWARDS CEREMONY SESSION

12:30 – 12:40: Invocations & Introductions

Opening remarks

Goodwill Messages

12:40 – 13:40: LUNCH/ENTERTAINMENT BREAK

13:40 – 15:10: ‘HeforShe’ ROUNDTABLE SESSION WITH FOCUS ON- “THE BUSINESS CASE FOR GENDER LENS INVESTING: a presentation of real-life case studies from Global Business Leaders

High Points:

Uncovering opportunities for growth, impact and returns for businesses in emerging economies, in addition to advancing more oportunities for woman and girls.

Exploring the opportunities and challenges in catalyzing and scaling gender lens investing in developing economies

Promote a better understanding of gender lens investing (GLI) to help narrow the financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Share best practices for developing and marketing products and services that improve the lives of women and girls.

Identify various policies to promote gender equality in the workplace and women’s economic empowerment in the society and uncover potential risks to gender lens investing.

Members of this high-level panel will be expected to present case studies and real-life impact stories, with the aim of providing inspiration, insights and a knowledge hub for impact investors actively engaging or interested in incorporating a gender lens strategy into their investment portfolio.

Q & A interactive session

15:10 – 16:00: Presentation of CELD’s Blue Ribbon Awards.

Induction into the Global Women Leaders Hall of Fame (GWLHF).

Official unveiling of Amazons Watch magazine’s Special Exclusive Coverage of SAMEAWS 2019.

16:00 – 16:10: Group Photographs, Closing Remarks and Networking.

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