In collaboration with partners and investors, the Women Sustainability Forum (in-situ and online) aims to discuss best practices, impact research and entrepreneurial endeavours concerning women, sustainability, leadership and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launched in 2015, the Women Sustainability Forum has taken the form of workshops, seminars and group discussions in various regions across the globe.
The Women Sustainability Forum is intended to discuss case studies that cuts across various areas of sustainability sincere, policy and practice. The way that women are represented or challenged within disruptive industries and challenging environments, the linkages with the industry and socio-environmental sustainability issues, attraction and retention of women in sustainability at the work place, inclusive sustainable business models, women entrepreneurs and implications for their livelihoods, for example, are some of the topics the forum covers.
WOMEN SUSTAINABILITY FORUM 2018 AFRICA
Location: Lusaka, Zambia Impact: There is a general concern in the scholarly literature pertaining to global sustainability research and education agendas and their real-life effectiveness for women. Yet there are many unanswered questions in this area. This Forum increased our understanding of these questions and how they can be addressed. The Forum turned into a consultation workshop aimed to discuss priority women capacity-building areas for education for sustainable development. It also showed that improving identified areas seems to be the most effective way to enhance the ability of local communities to cope with pressing global sustainability challenges over time. This forum paid nuance attention to the nature and importance of women capacity-building for fostering SDG 4 quality education in the pursuit of sustainable development.
Participant Stakeholders and Investors - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - eWisely Zambia - University of Zambia, School of Education - Local Government Representatives