Nigest with Reverend Jessy Jackson at the presentation panel   

The Executive Director of the Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) with the invitation received from the Crans Montana Forum, took part at this forum, March 17-22, 2016, at the region of Dakhla, port city of Morocco.

This was the second edition of the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla dedicated to Africa, the Regional Cooperation and the Future of the South-South is organized in two parts, where the first part of the forum took place at the Dakhla Congress Center, 17 to 19 March 2016 and the second part of the forum took place aboard the Cruise Boat in Dakhla, 20 to 22 March, 2016.

One thousand one hundred (1,100) participants representing one hundred (100) countries (47 of the countries form Africa) took part in the forum.

One of the parallel sessions was devoted for African Women, where the theme for the session was “The African Women: Women Becoming Key Actors in the Economic Development and Governance of Africa”.  It was in this parallel session, among other ten speakers representing ten countries, the Executive Director of CAWEE was one of the speakers. In this session, Reverend Jackson was also one of the speakers.

Nigest Haile Speaking at the Women’s Forum

Reverend Jessy Jackson of the US, left form Nigest, one of the forum speakers

The Crans Montana Forum was a great opportunity meeting with Reverend Jessy Jackson and his Son Yusef D. Jackson.  At the Forum, Reverend Jackson facilitated one plenary session and spoke at different parallel sessions, where he was also the guest of honor in handing over the award ceremony of:

  • Crans Montana Gold Medal, 2016 Label for Excellence and
  • Nomination of the New Leaders for Tomorrow 2016.


Nigest with Yusef D. Jackson          

 The son of Reverend Jessy Jackson, Yusef D. Jackson, graduated in law is involved as well in business, where he has shown interest to come to Ethiopia to meet Ethiopian women exporters and be a potential buyer of the products of those women.