by crossriverwatch admin
The Founder/Board Chair, Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization, POWER, Mrs. Obioma Liyel Imoke would be the keynote speaker at the Luncheon event of the Conference of the International Association of African NGOS, holding Saturday, September 7, 2013.
The conference was scheduled for September 5-7, 2013, at the Hilton Hotels and Resort, Rockville, MD. She would speak on “The role of NGOS in the economic development of Africa”.
Mrs. Liyel-Imoke, is expected to raise critical development and women empowerment issues in her presentation.
Her work has been recognized internationally. She was recently invited by United Nations Secretary General, Ba Ki Moon to participate in a United Nations conference on education and was also recently appointed Education Ambassador by Mrs. Gordon Brown, wife of the former British Prime Minister.
Her appointment as Education Ambassador was based on her role in ensuring that Cross River State children have access to education, for taking vulnerable children into resettlement homes and ensuring that each and every child was given equal opportunity to go back to school and for establishing the only American International School outside Lagos and Abuja.
She is also expected to share her personal experience on how, through the NGO she founded, Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization, POWER, she was facilitating support for women in Cross River State and through this, contributing to the development of the economy of Cross River State.
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