SV-NED hosts women, youth tech forum at UN

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 17: A view from outside the United Nations building on March 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley- Nigeria Economic Development Inc. (SV-NED) in collaboration with Global Connection for Women Foundation (GC4W) and the United Nations women is set to host the 21st Century Women and Youth in Innovation and Technology to deepen participation in developmental programmes and technology for sustainable growth.

The conference is scheduled for October 18, 2018 at the United Nations headquarters, New York, United States of America.Themed ” Turning Promises Into Action” the forum will convene government officials, business professionals, and civil society group representatives from different countries.

In a release made available to The Guardian, the organisers stressed the need to join forces in advancing the rights of the youth and women in innovation technology space to meet the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. “We want to join our voice with the UN Women to call for transformative shifts, integrated approaches and innovative solutions to over the structural barriers to sustainable development.

“For the heart and engine of every nation is in its young people and its women, they are the incredible forces behind any thriving country’s growing economy.“We also believe that the educational training and development of women and the youth population as a form of empowerment will fuel the local economy of any nation.

“Technology and innovation are changing rapidly and the disruptive ideas have provided the necessary quest for lifelong learning while maintaining the need to keep up with the high-skilled job is to continuously learn in a fast and changing economic climate.”

The event will attract an array of Keynote speakers including Associate, Intergovernmental Relations and Africa at the United Nations Global Impact, Maame Boateng, Keynote Speaker,  UN Women, Cathy Smith, Director, Software Strategy, IBM Venture Capital Group, Deborah Majid, Chairman/CEO SV-NED, Chief Temitope Ajayi, Founder/CEO, Global Connection for Women and NYU Adjunct Professor, Ajayi Ore, LinkedIn Learning Solutions, Jennifer Dooley Neumaier, United Nation NGO Section, Department of Public Information and ECOSOC , Dr. Judy Kuriansky and MBA President and Cofounder SV-NED Inc., Denise Williams.

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