Keeping Girls in School Conference, Abuja, Nigeria

The objective of this conference is to bring together influential Traditional and Religious leaders from across Africa to discuss the importance of keeping girls in school as an important strategy for improving maternal and child health, empowerment of women and girls as well as the development of communities and the continent.  The conference will also provide an opportunity for the leaders to share ideas and best practices, articulate and develop strategies, and develop a network that they will use to promote keeping girls in school including how to motivate parents and care givers to be deeply committed to ensuring all girls in their constituencies remain and complete at least twelve years of secondary education. At the end of the two-day conference, the traditional and religious leaders of Africa would be cultivated as advocates for keeping girls in school who see themselves as champions and a group responsible for the success of the agenda.

  • Time: 14 and 15 January
  • Venue: Abuja
  • Conveners: The Sultan of Sokoto, King of Buganda ( Uganda)
  • Chief Hosts: Cardinal John Onayikan, Sheikh Sheriff Saleh
  • Keynote Speaker: Amina Mohammed DSG UN