Manufacturing Indaba prioritises the education of women
Representatives from public and private sectors in the manufacturing sector are gathered in South Africa for the Manufacturing Indaba.
The event which kicked off Tuesday and concludes on Wednesday 26 June will seek to communicate strategies to ensure gender quality to enable a more diverse and inclusive manufacturing landscape for African nations.
Organisers of the Indaba said, in a statement, said the Indaba will explore prioritising the education levels of women on an urgent basis, where special attention will be given to setting up training facilities for women to advance their understanding of important concepts such as standardisation, quality of exports and producing diversified products to further empower them to produce high-value good.
According to the organisers, the dignitaries are set to delve into methodologies of educating African women about leadership skills and how they can best represent Africa’s products in global markets.
“Similarly, African women lag behind in appropriate use of technology, therefore special efforts will be unpacked to encourage women to acquire science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, because the use technology will enable African women to work from the comfort of their homes as mobility remains a challenge in Africa due to conservative traditions,” they concluded.
The Manufacturing Indaba is the leading manufacturing event in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two-day event has shown impressive growth year on year and has proved its value in catalyzing business connections and helping manufacturers to innovate and grow their potential.