After Work talk – Including and empowering women as key actors for change

Join The Hunger Project and The Swedish development forum (FUF) for an After Work at Whippet Lab – Social justice Club, to listen to Irene Naikaali Ssentongo who is in Sweden this week for the Stockholm+50 conference from Uganda. Irene works with a focus on empowering women in Uganda and her work has ranged from women economic empowerment, ending violence against women, HIV prevention and care, amplifying community voices, youth participation and including the private sector for sustainable food systems. How has she worked to include and empower women and youth in her projects? Why is it important and what can we learn from her experiences? 

Welcome to a relaxed After Work talk, where you have the chance to ask questions, or just listen. End your Tuesday and begin your week with this highly inspirational and important event, together with a nice glass of wine and some delicious food that Whippet Lab will sell.

There are a limited number of seats, be sure to be at Whippet Lab in good time to grab a seat and have time to order your food/drinks. They open at 17:00. Please register here before the 30/5:

Irene Naikaali Ssentongo is a program management specialist with over 15 years’ senior level experience managing Gender Focused Community Led Development programs. During the past 5 years of her work with The Hunger Project Uganda, Irene has mobilized and supported capacity building efforts to amplify community voices and leadership around issues concerning hunger and poverty, tapping into the power of women and Youth as key change agents as well as continuously engaged with the Private sector to cause transformative changes in the entire food systems chain. Prior to joining The Hunger Project, Irene served in various capacities at  DSW Uganda (Deutsch Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung, Uganda Episcopal Conference and Catholic Relief Services. Her role in these senior positions was to provide strategic leadership and management of country programs with focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, ending violence against women, women participation and representation, women economic empowerment and HIV prevention, management and care. 

The event will be filmed, but not live casted. 

About Whippet Lab: Whippet Lab is located near Skanstull and is a dog friendly, stylish restaurant/microbrew and cocktail lounge with a menu that satisfies a growing population of conscious, creative, cosmopolitan urban dwellers – a relaxed, social, diverse, and dynamic environment where guests can enjoy great food, sip unique craft beer and handcrafted cocktails, and have space to hatch innovative projects aimed at creating a better world. Read more here and see the menu: 


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