The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has partnered with Grow, Unite, Build Africa (GUBA) for the 2021 Awards, which will mark the centenary of the death and legacy of Yaa Asantewaa, Asante Queen Mother of Ejisu and the last, to celebrate An African woman waged a great war against the British colonial powers in 1900.
According to GUBA, the awards will be ushered in on November 7th with a cultural durbar in Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, with the main award ceremony planned for November 8th, 2021 at the Accra International Conference Center.
According to a letter from UNFPA to GUBA about the upcoming awards “UNFPA recognizes the importance and critical role of women in the development of every nation and has therefore agreed to win GUBA as a partner for the awards.”
The letter noted that after reviewing GUBA’s work over the years and realizing that the organization is focused on women’s resilience and greater economic, social and cultural cooperation between Africa and the African diaspora, UNFPA noted that promotes, is convinced that working together can go a long way in inspiring women to achieve more in their fields of activity.
“UNFPA creates a world in which every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and the potential of every young person is exploited while the girl is empowered”, said the letter.
GUBA Enterprise President and CEO Dentaa Amoateng MBE received the support and praised the partnership between GUBA and UNFPA and said the support will further enhance the success of this year’s awards.
“This partnership is a great motivation for us at GUBA, because we find similar synergies and share similar goals in the work of UNFPA. This support is very important to us at GUBA “, Dentaa notices.
2021 marks exactly the 100th anniversary of the death of Yaa Asantewaa, the last African woman who waged a great war against the colonial powers in 1900, in which she played the role of commander-in-chief of the powerful Asante empire.
These events will mark an important moment in African history, unique to the relations between the Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Seychelles, and where several high-profile figures from the diaspora are expected.
While Yaa Asantewaa is celebrated, the awards also recognize the contributions of black women in the diaspora and Africa.
The GUBA Awards 2021 will also raise awareness of maternal mortality and call for action to ensure the safe birth of children across the continent.
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The year 2021 marks the centenary of the death of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, an Asante queen mother and the last African woman to wage a great war against the colonial powers in 1900, in which she played the role of commander-in-chief of the mighty Asante Empire. After the war, Yaa Asantewaa was captured and exiled in the Seychelles, where she lived until her death on October 21, 1921.
This year marks exactly 100 years of her transition.
GUBA aims to promote greater economic, social and cultural cooperation between Africa and the African diaspora by harnessing the power of African youth to advance the continent’s socio-economic interests.
This year’s events have seen multiple collaborations and endorsements from high profile organizations including the United Nations Department of Tourism, Arts and Culture (UNESCO), the Ghana Tourism Authority, GNPC, ECOM and others.
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