African Diaspora Sweden celebrates int’l women’s day

A program celebrating women and featuring lectures on their lives and efforts in society will be held this Saturday in Uppsala, Sweden to commemorate International Women’s Day ( which is Friday, March 8). 

Five distinguished women will give lectures celebrating womanhood during the event organized by African Diaspora Sweden (ADS) in cooperation with Studiefrämjandet Uppsala, says  ADS President Jennifer Orji Ibe.

The program will begin at 2 pm and will be held at the Studiefrämjandet on Ljusbärargatan 2.

The speakers are Ifeoma Asiegbu, Seynab Haji, Bukoya Oteniya, Iina Soiri, Seynab Haji and the ADS leader Ibe.

Asiegbu will speak on integration after migration, Oteniya on women being an important instrument while Soiri will lecture on the preconditions for gender equality with Nordic examples.

Ibe will talk about women contribution in the society, historically and till date, with  Haji making a presentation on women’s involvement in today’s society. 

Ifeoma Asiegbu works as senior specialist regulatory affairs at Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD). She is also a board member of The Swedish Pharmaceutical Society’s Regulatory Affairs Section with so many years experience in EU questions at Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket)
Seynab Haji is a senior staff in integration questions at Studiefrämjandet Uppsala( Uppsala municipality vocational organisation) and has played an important role in integration matters both in Tanzania and Sweden.
Bukoya Oteniya is a graduate of business administration and a post graduate of theology and an author and Minister of the Gospel. 
Iina Soiri is the director of the Nordic African Institute (NAI). Prior to that, she worked for the Finnish Foreign Ministry as an advisor in development policy.
Jennifer Orji Ibe is an economist at Uppsala University as well as chief executive officer of Stega collections with many years experience in administration in federal and state level. She previously served as head of administration and human resources at Rural Electrification Agency of Nigeria’s South East Zonal Office. She is the founder and president of African Diaspora Sweden.
We are going to have so many interesting activities for women, Ibe notes, adding that the program starts with a mingling session, a dinner and dance.