Ethel Cofie, CEO of Ghana’s Edel Technology Consult and founder of Women in Tech Africa, will join IMF Chief Christine Lagarde and Ameenah Gurib-Fakim President of Mauritius at a two-day meeting in Mauritius from 20-21 June.
Ms Cofie is a Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative(YALI), and was shortlisted for the UN GEM Tech Award for work supporting women in ICT. She is also the initiator of the 1st Pan African woman in tech meet up.
Ethel will be speaking on ” Bringing more women and youth into the innovation movement”.
The Women’s Forum is the world’s leading platform for women’s views and voices on major social and economic issues. From Rio, Brussels, Dubai, Italy, Myanmar, Mexico and now with an upcoming meeting in Mauritius.
Women’s Forum Mauritius, is organized with the support and collaboration of H.E. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius, and will focus on the need for rapid innovation to protect the world’s biodiversity and to advance climate action.
“I’m delighted to be sharing a platform in Mauritius with some of the world’s leading women to discuss our views on some of the major socio-economic events happening today,” said Ethel Cofie.
“I hope we’ll come out with powerful solutions that will inspire the next generation of women to action on issues such as technology, climate change and many others,” Ms Cofie added.
The Women’s Forum will feature scientists, policymakers, and business leaders across the globe including: Jill Farant, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, winner of L’Oreìal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards in 2012; Nicolas Hulot, President, Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme; Segenet Kelemu, Director General, ICIPE winner of L’Oreìal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Awards in 2014; and Wanjira Mathai, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, among others
The 12th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting will take place in Deauville, France.