International Women’s Day 2022

"Whether running a country, a business or a popular movement, women are making contributions that are delivering for all and driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals."
António Guterres
UN Secretary-General
Target audience: Academics, researchers, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society groups, Women, Youth, students, private sector, business, SMEs, and other stakeholders.

The World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) in partnership with the Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), Sudan Knowledge (SK) is pleased to host an International Online Conference celebrating the International Women’s Day 2022 on Tuesday 8th March 2022 (09:15-13:40). PROGRAM

The conference brings together senior and high level intellectual and practice-based contributors who will help develop a framework for the analysis of the role of women and girls in achieving sustainable inclusive development across the world. You can browse here keynote speakers from our previous international conferences.

In celebration of the United Nations International Women’s Day, WASD and its partners across the world are working together to meaningful and self-led women learnership across the world. The International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world to show the remarkable achievements of women to society and world sustainable development. The conference theme will follow the theme selected by the UN for this year’s celebration “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, recognizing the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all. In our celebration this year, we will also continue to recognise and acknowledge the tremendous efforts by women and girls protecting people across the world from the serious consequences of Covid-19. Clearly, women have an untapped potential as a primary mover of greater development across the world and their role is very crucial for increased development, but challenges remain. And so, reforms in economic, social, and political institutions must be made to create an enabling environment for women participation and empowerment. 

To mark the celebration this year, WASD is planning to publish special issues focusing on the conference theme and encourage participants to propose papers and sessions that will be of interest to a diverse audience. Selected papers will be included in WASD new journal: World Journal of Women and Sustainable Development (WJWSD) which is WASD’s flagship journal focusing on women and sustainable development. WJWSD aims to promote the top quality international research, ideas and information about the role of Women in achieving Sustainable Development across the world. WJWSD will focus on all what you need to know about Women leadership and empowerment particularly issues relating to Women in Developing countriesWe are also keen to write a blog piece about International Women’s Day and the summary of the conference which will be featured in various prestigious websites including our various social media platforms.