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WAGS 2020 new date november 15-18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have postponed the Women and Girls Summit (WAGS 2020). The summit will now be held on November 15-18, 2020, at the same venue: The International Convention Center in Durban, South Africa. We hope you will be able to join us! Registration remains open. We are also still accepting submission of papers, speakers, sessions and exhibit booths. Visit

In addition, we will convene some virtual events starting in May to provide a forum for the WAGS community to share successes and challenges in working for gender equality for women and girls and adapting to the current situation. Our first event will be at the beginning of May and focus on how we nurture the vibrant community of Women and Girls in Africa during the time of COVID-19 disruption. We will be reaching out soon to share more information.

We hope you are all staying healthy and safe during this time. If you have any questions about the WAGS 2020 Summit, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


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Empowering Women and Girls IN AFRICA

The Women and Girls Summit (WAGS), which will take place at the International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa from November 15-18, 2020, aims to prepare women of today and tomorrow to take on key leadership roles in all areas and across all industries to ensure that Africa realizes its full potential. The summit will offer unique opportunities for participants to network with leaders and key influencers from across the world. It will provide a platform for dialogue and knowledge-sharing and will serve as the birthplace for initiatives and institutions that will address the many challenges of women and girls in Africa.

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Thanks to our incredible staff and volunteers, more than 1600 participants came together at the last summit in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2014. The next summit in Durban, South Africa, will take place at the Durban International Convention Center in 2020. Lend your support as we prepare to build a better future for Africa, and for us all.

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