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Le Monde Afrique Conference – Women: The Future of Africa
February 23, 2016Musée du quai Branly - 37 Quai Branly Paris, France


Le Monde Afrique in partnership with the World Bank is cosponsoring a full day conference and photojournalism exhibit on women’s empowerment as the future of Africa. The event strives to raise public awareness on gender inequality and draw attention to successful initiatives that have been proven to work to close gender gaps.

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Please join us on February 23, 2016 for a full day conference and photo journalism exhibit on women’s empowerment as the future of Africa at the Museum of the Quai Branly in Paris. This event is a public event with reserved seating for special guests, hosted by Le Monde Afrique on their first anniversary.

The event will include a photo journalism exhibit by award-winning photographer Stephan Gladieu, interviews, debates, short films and a musical performance – all focusing on the ever important topic of the role of women in the development of Africa.

The event strives to raise public awareness on gender inequality and draw attention to successful initiatives that have been evaluated and proven to work to close gender gaps. Special speakers include Makhtar Diop, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Leymah Gbowee, Erik Orsenna and Magatte Wade as well as many others.

Partners of Le Monde presenting the event include the World Bank, Agence Française de Développement, Le Fonds françaisMuskoka and Osiwa, as well as media partners France24, RFI and The Huffington Post. 

The event will be recorded and available for public viewing after the conference.  

CLAUDE LEVI STRAUSS AUDITORIUM

10:00 am: Welcoming remarks from Jérôme ­Fenoglio, director of French newspaper Le Monde, and from Serge Michel, editor in chief of Le Monde Afrique.

10:15 am: Screening of the film trailer “L’homme qui répare les femmes” (The Man Who Repares Women) and a presentation by Thierry Michel with Le Monde journalist Annick Cojean.

10:30 am: Speech from Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa.

10:50 am: Discussion with Awa Coll Seck, Minister of Health and Social Welfare for Senegal, moderated by Coumba Kane.

11:10 am: Discussion with activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, moderated by France 24 journalist Georja Calvin-Smith.

12:00 pm: Discussion with Somali presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, moderated by Canal+.journalist Elé Asu..

12: 40 pm: Screening of the trailer for the television series trailer “C’est la vie” (That’s Life).

2:00 pm: Musical performance by artist Patricia Essong.

2:15 pm: Screening of the profiles of three women, presented by the French fund Muskoka.

2 :25 pm: Discussion with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, moderated by Le Monde journalist Sylvie Kauffmann.

3:25 pm: Screening of a photo portrait series portraying African women taken by Stephan Gladieu, with the support of the World Bank.

3:30 pm: Discussion with Magatte Wade, founder and director of Tiossan, moderated by TV5 Monde journalist Dominique Laresche.

4:10 pm: Round table debate on the “Role of Women in Africa’s Economic Rise”, with Caren Grown, World Bank Senior Director for Gender, Safia Otokoré, External Relations Officer for Gender at the French Development Agency (AFD), Bruktawit Tigabu, social entrepreneur and Rolex Awards for Enterprise laureate, Ebele Okobi, ­director of public policy for Facebook Africa, and moderated by Serge Michel, editor in chief of Le Monde Afrique.

5:40 pm: Closing remarks by Erik Orsenna, author and member of the French Academy.

6:00 pm: A message from Salif Keita about his foundation, followed by a musical performance. 

 

MOVIE THEATHER

11:30 am: Screening of the documentary “L’homme qui répare les femmes” (The Man Who Repares Women) by Thierry Michel

4:00 pm: Screening of “C’est la vie” (That’s Life) in the presence of its producers

DETAILS
  • Date: February 23rd 2016
  • Time: 9:30am-8:00pm
  • Place: Musée du quai Branly - 37 Quai Branly Paris, France
  • CONTACT: Anne Senges
  • asenges@worldbank.org



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