The Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, in partnership with the National Economic Consultative Forum will host the inaugural Women Empowerment Summit and Expo from 7 to 8 December 2022 in Harare.
The Summit, running under the theme, “Revitalising Economic Growth through Women Empowerment’’ seeks to deliberate on issues affecting women’s participation in the country’s economy.
Speaking at the launch in Harare, Minister Stembiso Nyoni said the summit would be highly participatory and would bring together stakeholders from across the country, adding that it sought promote inclusive development and attain Vision 2030.
“The theme was derived from the major objective of Vision 2030 which aims at achieving a Prosperous and Empowered upper middle-income society by the year 2030 through inclusive participation and sustainable development,” she said.
She said the summit would seek to provide a platform for a technical discussion on challenges and opportunities for women in business in Zimbabwe, facilitate knowledge exchange on how to empower women in Zimbabwe; proffer interventions and formulate recommendations to address challenges faced by Zimbabwean women, and influence future policy formulation on women empowerment in Zimbabwe.
It would also acknowledge and celebrate successful women in business and afford them an opportunity to showcase what women were able to produce.
The summit will also feature exhibitions where women and stakeholders would network, create partnerships and exhibit their products.
“The summit’s broad objective is to deliberate on challenges and opportunities affecting Zimbabwean women and to recommend interventions to promote the growth of sustainable female led or female owned businesses in order to leave no one and no place behind in the process of development,” the Minister said.