FOWODE is proud to celebrate one of its members and Vice Chairperson on our Board of Directors Ms. Lina Zedriga Waru. Lina has been nominated to receive the WEF17 Award of “Iconic Women Creating a Better World for all”. She is to be awarded at the Annual Women Economic Forum in New Delhi India that will take place between 8th – 13th May 2017.
The annual Women Economic Forum brings together a rich confluence of leaders and achievers from a 100+ countries to empower one another by sharing and speaking across 520 sessions and workshops. This year’s theme is “Women: Creating, Innovating, Understanding and Driving the Future”.
Over 2000 delegates and speakers representing experiences from 150 countries, are joining. Countries include, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Louisiana, Malaysia, Maryland, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philadelphia, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
The forum facilitates inspiring women and men with WEF 17 awards for Women and Leaders of the decade in various fields from across India and other parts of the world, as also iconic leaders making a difference to society. These are in Business, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Technology, IT, Celebrities, Education, NGOs.
The platform also involves companies, institutions and startups to share their ideas and initiatives; like BMW financial services, Fortis Escorts); Facebook, Google, Teach India, and many start-ups like in 3D printing, genomics, crafts etc. Countries and embassy representatives are also presenting opportunities therein for business, education and tourism, and special outreach for women.
Lina was selected for this award due to her activism for women’s rights in organizations like FOWODE and her role as Secretary Uganda National Comm for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and Mass Atrocities UNCP-GMA , Uganda.