Subject (Course) - African women: the fundamental pillar of the African economy. Syllabus:
This subject consists of four themes:
1- African Centre for Gender.
- Introduction to the African Centre for Gender (ACG) of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
- African Women’s Rights Observatory
- African Women’s Report
- African Gender and Development Index (AGDI)
- Case Study: H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - Chairperson of the African Union Commission
2- Women’s rights in Africa.
- Introduction to Women’s rights in Africa
- Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on
the Rights of Women in Africa
- Southern African Development Community on Gender and Development
- New Partnership for Africa’s Development
- Solemn Declaration of African Heads of States on Gender Equality
3- Top African Businesswoman.
- Isabel dos Santos (Angola): the richest African woman.
- Folorunsho Alakija (Nigeria)
- Cheryl Carolus (South
- Hajia Bola Shagaya (Nigeria)
- Divine Ndhlukula (Zimbabwe)
- Mimi Alemayehou (Ethiopia/US)
- Tara Fela-Durotoye (Nigeria)
- Minoush Abdel-Meguid (Egypt)
- Adenike Ogunlesi (Nigeria)
- Bridgette Radebe (South Africa)
- Sibongile Sambo (South Africa)
- Wendy Appelbaum (South Africa)
- Iman (Somalia)
- Dr. Amina Odidi (Nigeria - Canada)
- Rapelang Rabana (South Africa)
- Monica Katebe Musonda (Zambia)
- Amini Kajunju (the Democratic Republic of the Congo)
- Folake Folarin-Coker (Nigeria)
- Irene Charnley (South Africa)
- Another influential businesswoman
African women awarded the Nobel Prize, Head of State or Presidents.
- Wangari Maathai (Kenya)
- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf (President of Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize)
- Leymah Gbowee (Liberia)
- Her Excellency, Dr Joyce Banda (Former President of Malawi)
- Catherine Samba-Panza (Interim President of the Central African Republic)
Sample of the subject - African Businesswoman (economic area of the African
Subject Description: African Businesswoman.
African women's (519 million) are the fundamental pillar of the economic development of Africa. According to
the OECD, African women represent 70% of agriculture labour in Africa and generate 90% of all African food.
The main objective of the ACG (African centre for Gender) - Economic Commission for Africa - is to boost the empowerment of African women and to reduce gender inequality.
The African Gender and Development Index elaborated by the Economic
Commission for Africa consists of:
- Gender Status Index (quantitative)
- AWPS - African Women's Progress Scoreboard (qualitative)
Countries analysed in the African Gender and Development Index: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mozambique, South
Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda.
❮ Samples - African Women ❯
- African Businesspeople
- African population