Friday, 5 December 2014
Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of C10 of the African women’s decade and the Steering Committee for the Fund of the African women
Cairo, 3rd December 2014, Wednesday started a two days meeting of the Ministerial Committee of C10 of the African women’s decade and the Steering Committee for the Fund of the African women.
The first day meeting is taking place in
a the context of reviewing and approving the 2014 call for the proposal under the theme “5” Climate Change and Environment.
The second day meeting will discuss the Fund for the African Women Management. The
10th Committee of Ten is composed of Ministers from Member sStates (Congo, Tchad, Cote D’Ivoire, Malawi, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mauritania, Libya), and members of the Steering Committee of the African Fund for W women (Algeria, Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon, Djibouti, Tchad, Lesotho, Tunisia, Egypt, Nigeria).
At the opening session, speaking on behalf of Her Excellency Dr Nkosazama Dlamini Zuma, the Acting Head of the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the League of Arab States indicated that the African Union has taken global leadership in the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment and that in this regard
sHeads of State and Government adopted the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality (SDGEA) on 2004. and that by Decision No: Assembly/AU/dec.277(XVI) and EX.CL/dec.539 (XVI), the Heads of State and Government had launched the African Women Decade (AWD) . It is in this perspective the African Union Commission had drawn Agenda 2063. To achieve the objectives of this agenda, the Heads of States and Governments honored women by declaring the year 2015 "the year of women empowerment and development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063".which is a great confidence and responsibility placed on our shoulders.
The Au Ministerial Committee is expected:
-To examined and approve the project proposal from Member states for funding.
-Discuss and approve the publication on the call for the proposal for 2014 theme
-Discuss the way forward on the management of the find for Afric