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Humanitarian Giant AFRICARE to participate in WETATi International Women's Conference.

By Leonard Madu
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Officials from AFRICARE, the giant international humanitarian organization will participate in the WETATi International Women's Conference. The conference will take place in Linthicum, Maryland on March 29-30, 2013.

Diane White, Chief Operating officer of the agency will discuss the issues concerning executive leadership for women and the problems encountered by women in leadership positions. As technological innovations advance, women, particularly in the developing countries are getting left behind. In this regard, Diane Forte, Director of Agriculture, Food Security, Enterprise and gender will deliver a presentation highlighting how women are coping with new technologies and the impact on their lives. She will also discuss the impact of micro credit programs on women in Africa and the Caribbean. As we already know, women cannot sufficiently empower themselves if they lack the economic resources to sustain it. Therefore, securing funding for their businesses becomes paramount. Dona Davies, Program Manager for Gender and Enterprise development will discuss how women and minority owned businesses in the United states can secure funding for their businesses.

Founded in 1970, AFRICARE is a leader among charitable US organizations helping Africa. It is also the oldest and largest African -American organization working in the field. Africare's programs address needs in the areas of education, health and HIV/aids, food security and agriculture. It also engages in water resource development, emergency humanitarian assistance and micro-enterprise development. AFRICARE has its headquarters in Washington, DC and has offices in 25 African countries. Since its inception, it has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to 36 African countries.

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