Speakers named for the 2021 International Women's Day conference

2 March, 2021

Afrihealth Optonet Association has named the speakers, and hereby specially invites you and all stakeholders in women's development issues, to an international conference to mark the 2021 International Women's Day.


Harnessing and Promoting Women=E2=80=99s Leadership to Overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic and Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030


Her Excellency, Dame Pauline Tallen, OFR, KSG.

Honourable Minister of Women Affairs, Nigeria

Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Nigeria


Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje

Programmes Director/CEO,

Civil Society for Elimination of Gender-Based Violence (CS4EGBV)

Project/Afrihealth Optonet Association [CSOs Network]


1. EGYPT: Investing in Women=E2=80=99s Health: nursing perspective for community development and gender equality - Professor Hayat Gomma, Full Professor, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

2. CAMEROON: Violation of women`s rights on the on-going Anglophone crisis in Cameroon; by Fobi Miterand, Co-Founder of Nanny Africa, Cameroon - a member of Afrihealth Optonet Association [CSOs Network]

3. ZIMBABWE: Mental Health Wellness during COVID-19: Self-care; by Tadiwanashe Burukai-Matutu (Zimbabwe)

4. KENYA: Reproductive and Sexual Justice in Sub-Saharan Africa; by Barmasai Titus, Project Manager- Sunrise Foundation, Kenya

The Conference shall also receive interventions from notable panellists, activists, participants and stakeholders in Women's Development issues, in a global audience.

When: Mar 4, 2021 10:00 AM West Central Africa (9.00 am GMT)

Register in advance for this Conference:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Conference.

Please share/circulate this announcement to all stakeholders in women's and development.


Dr. Uzodinma Adirieje

CEO and Global Coordinator

Afrihealth Optonet Association [CSOs Network]=E2=80=93with consultative sta=

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1 Taiwo Close, Toronto Junction; MCC Rd, Uratta, P.O. Box 1484, Owerri, Imo

State, Nigeria Plot 520, Federal Housing Authority Estate, Airport Road,

Lugbe; P.O. Box

8880, Abuja; Nigeria

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HIFA profile: Uzodinma Adirieje is a Health and Development Systems Strengthening and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, Writer/Columnist, Health Economist, Health & Environment/Energy/Climate Development Advocate, Fed. Govt Accredited Management Trainer/Facilitator, Evaluator & Certified Management Consultant. He is CEO & UN/ECOSOC Representative of Afrihealth Optonet Association - a 22-years old civil society network/coalition of about 600 member-organizations in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Haiti, Malawi and Uganda with focus on Health, Energy/Environment, Nutrition/Food Security, and Gender/Good Governance/Human Rights using Partnerships, Advocacy, Research, Capacity Dev't, Outreaches, Monitoing & Evaluation (M&E). Among other professional services, he’s also the Chairman, Civil Society Organizations Strategy Group on Sustainable Dev’t Goals (CSOSG-SDGs) in Nigeria; Country Group Lead, Civil Society Consultations on 2020 Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the SDGs, Nigeria; Executive Secretary, Nigeria Universal Health Coverage Actions Network (NUHCAN); National President, Nigerian Association of Evaluators (NAE); Member, National Core Working Group on 2020 Voluntary National Review (CWG-VNR), Nigeria; President, Society for Conservation and Sustainability of Energy and Environment in Nigeria (SOCSEEN). He was roject Director of the UNDEF-funded Project which promoted the SDGs in 81 Niger Delta communities (2017-2018) and Chairman, national World Malaria Day Committee 2019 in Nigeria.