In collaboration with the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS, University of London the Winihin Jemide Series hosted the WIGP Conference. Its theme was Increasing Numbers: Access and Progress, creating a platform for the first ever Africa focused forum for women in government and politics.
The conference was designed to begin a regional conversation to encourage women to prepare for and successfully participate in all aspects of politics and governance. It brought together a wealth of experience from a convergence of influential women drawn from the five (5) Regions of Africa and supporters.
An immediate outcome of the WIGP conference was a position documentforming the basis for the Manifestoand signed by 95% of attending delegates. After a thorough post conference review of this document, The Winihin Jemide Series has defined three (3) focus areas where, with the collaboration of stakeholders, we are committed to influencing change.