Committing to Equality, as a Volunteer, is #CECIforGenderEquality


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In 2021, CECI and Vues d’Afrique are teaming up to invite you to a series of online discussions covering various issues of gender equality in Africa and the Caribbean. A well-known person from the world of African cinema will speak with international development actors involved with CECI in various countries. Come discover the inspiring stories and testimonials of these people who work every day for a more just, egalitarian world that is free of discrimination!

In 2015, the members of the United Nations pledged to take the necessary steps to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. This program has resulted in a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are universal, integrative, and focused on the well-being of human beings and the planet. This program explicitly recognizes the role played by volunteers as agents of sustainable development.

To mark the International Development Week, we invite you to learn more about the experience and daily life of two volunteers engaged with CECI, in a context where
inequalities are aggravated by the global pandemic and where the progress achieved in recent years is being seriously jeopardized. Meet Dialikatou Barry, female entrepreneurship advisor in Senegal, and Emmanuelle Parent, entrepreneurship advisor in Burkina Faso. By sharing their skills and know-how, and by working closely with local partners, these volunteers work for the economic empowerment of women and young women (SDG 5 and SDG 8), and to build the resilience of communities in the face of climate change (SDG 13). They will be accompanied by Angèle Diabang, filmmaker and activist, who will talk about her commitment to gender equality and how this has materialized in her various film productions.

Join us on February 10 at 2 p.m. EST on the Vues d’Afrique Facebook page! Ask your questions in advance by completing this form.

Next talks:
- Economic Empowerment of Women is #CECIforGenderEquality  on March 3
- Promoting the empowerment of women through education is #CECIforGenderEquality , on March 24.

Do you also wish to participate in the construction of a world without discrimination that is fairer and more egalitarian? Discover different ways to express your values on the website: https://ceciforgenderequality.ca/en

Angèle Diabang

Angèle Diabang is a filmmaker and producer. She was trained at the Média Centre in Dakar, at FEMIS in Paris and at the Filmakademie in Germany. In 2005, she directed her first film, “Mon beau sourire”, which was widely noticed and earned several awards. She directed four other documentaries, including “Congo, un médecin pour sauver les femmes”, the first film on Doctor Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2018. Angèle then moved to fiction with “Ma coépouse bien-aimée” (Clermont Ferrand 2019, prize for best screenplay at the Émergence Festival in Togo, special mention at the Africlap Festival in France) and “Un air de kora”, Poulain de bronze prize at FESPACO 2019; best short film at FESTICAB in BURUNDI, at the Women film Festival in Rwanda, at the rencontres cinématographiques in Benin and at the festival du cinéma numérique in Benin; best short film 2019 at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA); and Grand Prix National at the Dakar Court Festival in Senegal. She received the award for best director of ECOWAS (West Africa) at FESPACO 2019. With Karoninka, her production company created in 2006 in Senegal, Angèle has produced some fifteen films in Mali, Togo, Congo DRC, Cape Verde, Rwanda, Gabon, Gambia, Senegal, France and Germany. These films have been shown around the
world and awarded prizes at major international festivals. From March 2014 to September 2016, Angèle was the President of the Board of Directors of SODAV, a
collective management company for copyright and related rights in Senegal.

Dialikatou Barry

Dialikatou Barry is currently engaged in CECI’s volunteer cooperation program as a female entrepreneurship advisor in Dakar, Senegal. Originally from Guinea, she holds a diploma in business management from the Institut de Formation Professionnelle of Montreal and a master’s degree in project management from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She has worked successively in Guinea, Gabon, Burkina Faso and Canada, including as a micro-credit advisor to women with low incomes.

Emmanuelle Parent

Emmanuelle Parent is a monitoring, evaluation and learning advisor for CECI in Burkina Faso, where she works in support of the project to improve the resilience of women in shea tree park lands. Holding a bachelor’s degree in international studies and an MBA in business management, Emmanuelle carried out her first volunteer cooperation assignment in Burkina Faso with Oxfam-Québec from 2009 to 2011. She has experience in project management in different fields as well as in entrepreneurship and business development. She lives in Burkina Faso since 2018, where she co-founded a mineral and environmental analysis laboratory.

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