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Catalysts of Change: Fostering Female Leadership in Rural Revitalization

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Catalysts of Change: Fostering Female Leadership in Rural Revitalization
Catalysts of Change: Fostering Female Leadership in Rural Revitalization

Time & Location

Mar 15, 2024, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

New York, 35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

About the event

Event Topics and Objectives

The "Empowering Voices: From Rural Roots to Global Heights" event at the 2024 UN CSW aims to bridge urban women leaders with rural entrepreneurs. This event will provide a deep dive into the unique challenges and opportunities in female-led rural businesses. Attendees will explore successful mentorship models, learn effective business strategies for rural contexts, engage in networking with like-minded professionals, discover innovative financial solutions, understand supportive policies, and gain insights into empowerment techniques for building confidence and leadership skills among rural women entrepreneurs. This comprehensive approach aims to bolster the resilience and growth of women-led enterprises in rural areas.

United Nations CSW68 Parallel Event

Event Name: Catalysts of Change–Fostering Female Leadership in Rural Revitalization

Date: March 15th

Location: Harvard Club (35 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036)

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Meeting Agenda

10:00 AM - Arrival and Socializing, followed by Photo Session

10:30 AM - Welcome and Introduction

  • Overview of the event's purpose.
  • Introduction of key speakers and participants.
  • Video Presentation

10:35 AM - Opening Remark

  • PROF. HUSNA AHMAD OBE, Ph.D. (Zoom Online)(CEO of Global 2015 and Global Coordinator for the Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation [ANCSSC] which works in collaboration with the United Nations South-South office.

10:40 AM - Keynote Address: Empowering Women in Rural Revitalization

  • Speaker: Ms. Yali Xuan (Founder of WAKSAW Archaeological Alliance, Middle East Coordinator of Bricks Committee for International Cooperation in Culture and Art)
  • Focus: Announce the “Her Power” initiative. The critical role and impact of female leadership in rural communities.

10:50 AM - Workshop: Leadership Skills for Rural Impact

  • Facilitator: Dr. Yifa(Founder of Woodenfish Foundation and Harvard Researcher), Muhammad Noori(Chairman of Pakistan Council for Social Welfare & Human Rights (PCSW&HR))
  • Speech session on developing essential leadership skills tailored for rural environments.

11:10 AM - Panel Discussion: Breaking Barriers in Rural Leadership

  • Moderator: Dr. Yifa(Founder of Woodenfish Foundation and Harvard Researcher)
  • Panelists: Ms. Zenab Adnan Aurangzeb (Her Excellency Princess), Dr. Ali Raza Bukhari(Pakistan Famous Religious Leader)
  • Topics: Addressing challenges and opportunities for women in rural areas.

11:30 AM -  Roundtable: Strategies for Sustainable Rural Development

  • Moderator: Tina
  • Discussion Participants:

      Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D. (President/Founder of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation)

     Prof. Gandhi-ur-Rahman and Director (Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations at Quaid-i-Azam University)

     William Woo (Entrepreneur and former City Councilor in New Jersey)

     Catherine Wang (Buddhist Practitioner)

     Dr. Kanchan Chandan (Renowned Indian Interfaith activist and Educationist, Head of the department of the University of          Punjab India)

     Danilo Parmegiani (Executive Director of Legion of Goodwill)

     Sharon Hamilton (Social Activist)

  • Discussion on creating and implementing sustainable development strategies in rural areas, led by women.
  • Sharing inspiring examples of successful female-led initiatives in rural revitalization.

12: 00 PM:-Closing Remarks and MOU Signing Ceremony

  • Summary of key insights from the day.
  • Acknowledgments and expressions of gratitude to all contributors and attendees.

12:10 PM - Group and Individual Photo Session

12:20 PM - Lunch Break

  • A time for networking and relaxation.
  • Refreshments and informal networking.
  • Gift Distribution

1:30 PM - End of the Event


  • Early Bird

    Enjoy the UN CSW68 Parallel Event and Lunch at Harvard Club New York.

    +$2.50 service fee
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  • VIP

    Enjoy the UN CSW68 Parallel Event and Lunch at Harvard Club New York. Plus Social Networking with the VIP Guests

    +$3.75 service fee
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