conference 2020

It is my great pleasure to welcome you on behalf of Soroptimists International FutureAfrica Federation-SIFAF Task Force and the host committee, and to warmly welcomeyou to attend the SIFAF 5 th Biennial Conference, 2020 Abidjan which will take placefrom 16 th -19 th April 2020.

Save the Date! Save the Date!Abidjan is a unique city in West Africa. Its nicknames, such as "Manhattan of thetropics", "Small Manhattan" or "Pearl of the lagoons", explain the city's unpredictableand triumphant image. With its beaches around the lagoon, with palm and coconut,accommodation and sporting facilities, its lively night life, transport and communicationlines as well as its impressiveness, it is the perfect city for business tourism. You do notwant to miss this perfect opportunity for a holiday and sightseeing.

The SIFAF Conference 2020 Abidjan goes to the heart of all matters relatingsoroptimists making a difference for women and girls in Africa. The SIFAF Conference2020 Abidjan provides a great opportunity for clubs across the Future Africa Federationspace to share and learn from each other on the very impactful projects to empowerwomen, girls and their families. This Conference is also a time to meet soroptimistsfriends from 26 African Countries as well as other Soroptimists sisters from otherFederations in Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, America and South West Pacific regions.

The theme of SIFAF Conference Abidjan 2020 “Embrace the Future, TransformLives” is inspired by the historic journey by African soroptimists to constitute andoperationalize own federation as guided by the statues of Soroptimist International (SI).There is no other better time to achieve SIs 5 th Federation other than now; hence thefocus on embracing the future and transforming lives in our continent. We invite you tocome interact, learn and contribute towards developing a resilient SoroptimistsInternational Africa Federation with us in Abidjan.

We look forward to welcoming you in Abidjan Cote D’ Ivoire in April 16-19 April 2020Save the Date! Save the Date!We hope you will join us to make a great SIFAF Conference Abidjan 2020 a memorableevent.

Mary Muia
Président du Taskforce
SIFAF 2018-2020

Dear Sisters,We are just a few months from the 5th Biennial Conference of the SoroptimistInternational Africa Future Federation - SIAF 2020, which will be held from 16to 19 April 2020 at the SOFITEL Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, in Abidjan - Côte d'Ivoire.


For nearly a year, the Local Organizing Committee of SIAF 2020 has beenworking to make this Conference a unique moment of meeting, convivialityand sharing. We look forward to celebrating with all of you, the dawn of a bright futurefor Soroptimist International in Africa, for all women in Africa, mothers ofhumanity.

We are waiting for seeing many of you from 16 to 19 April 2020 in Abidjan, "the Pearl of the Lagoons", where we reserve a warm welcome, to let you liveunforgettable moments.

Mariam Traore
Présidente du Comité d'Organisation
SIAF 2020