The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commended the Global Advocacy for African Affairs for its role in promoting new, alternative and cutting-edge thinking on the place of womanhood in the changing world.
The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the commission, Dr Aminu Maida in his letter of commendation NCC/SD/1A/16/10/2023 dated October 23, 2023 and signed on behalf of the CEO by Dr. Adinde Ikechukwu, who is the Director, Special Duties Department noted that Global Advocacy for African Affairs has been at the forefront of providing a veritable platform for women leaders to reassess their preparedness for the full realization of the sustainable development goals.
The commendation is a testament to the unrelenting work that Global Advocacy for African Affairs has continued to do in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment across Africa. Through its advocacy efforts, GAAA has been able to highlight the critical role that women play in achieving sustainable development, and has been working to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are addressed.
This commendation is coming at a time when women across Africa continue to face significant barriers in accessing education, healthcare, and economic opportunities. They are also disproportionately affected by poverty, violence, and discrimination. To address these challenges, it is essential that organizations like Global Advocacy for African Affairs continue to advocate for policies and programs that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
One of the key ways that Global Advocacy for African Affairs is working to promote gender equality is through its focus on education. The organization recognizes that education is a key driver of economic growth and social development, and that investing in girls’ education is one of the most effective ways to promote gender equality. Through its programs, the organization is working to ensure that girls have access to quality education.
The NCC on its own has been a willing partner in bridging communication technology gaps and enhancing learning and awareness especially among young women and girls through the NCC study tour programmess and other targeted events aimed at contributing to the overall development of the Nigerian society.