On March 13, 2020, the Public Affairs Section and the community of Ahepe in Yoto2 celebrated Women History Month to highlight the importance of women in the society through female entrepreneurship, technology, and science. The Public Affairs Officer, Tiffany Miller, Ambassador’s Spouse Susmita Dastidar, the Mayor Ayawavi Aziadekey, and MWF Kossiwa Tsipoaka all in turn delivered inspiring stories of their own experience as women either from minority classes or men dominated societies, to more than 500 participants comprising young students, educators, women associations, local authorities, and traditional chiefs. Was also present the mobile laboratory MoLab to carry experimentations with students and Basile Koumi for a causerie with women on female entrepreneurship. The PAO through her remarks amplified the role of men as clients for women empowerment saying: “I haven’t forgotten the boys and men in our audience. It is through your encouragement that your sister, mother, wife or friend will be a successful woman and contribute to the development of this country.”
The Embassy team finally offered books to students and visited a women association specialized in agriculture and agrobusiness with the purpose to inform them of the opportunities for capacity building and funding with the Embassy, especially the entrepreneurship training and the Ambassador self-help program.