International cooperation: women’s capacity for action in Benin – Round table on 20 November in Lausanne, Switzerland

lunes, 20.11.2017 – lunes, 20.11.2017

Öffentlicher Anlass

A Beninese woman watering her kitchen garden
A number of SDC projects in Benin aim to strengthen women’s capacity for action. © COSUDE

Premiere screening and discussion on women’s capacity for action and Swiss cooperation in Benin

Lugar: Casino de Montbenon (main auditorium) in Lausanne

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Democracy Without Borders public event, organised by the SDC, which will take place on

20 November from 6.15pm - 8pm at the Casino de Montbenon (main auditorium) in Lausanne

Round table

From Switzerland to Benin: women’s capacity for action. “Don't liberate us, we'll take care of it!” Reality, fiction or paradox?

Introduction and welcome

Round table

Therese Frösch: Democracy Without Borders ambassador, former member of the Swiss National Council Me Marie-Elise Gbèdo: Former Beninese minister, President of the Beninese Women Lawyers Association, attorney-at-law

S.E.M Eloi Laourou: Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Benin in Switzerland

Georges Amlon: Journalist at ORTB in Benin, media consultant  

Edgard Gnansounou: President of the Beninese Community in Switzerland

Nadine Oke: Education specialist, coordinator of the Programme for Supporting Education and Training for Children Excluded from the Formal Education System (PAEFE), HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

  Séverine Donnet-Descartes: Former director of the Swiss cooperation office in Benin 
Round table moderator

Followed by a drinks reception hosted by the Beninese Community in Switzerland.

The evening is designed to make the SDC’s projects known to a wider audience while also providing a platform for sharing views on cooperation with Benin. Details of the programme can be found in the flyer.

We look forward to seeing you in large numbers.