The Wellbeing Summit

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From the twenty ninth of November to the first of December 2023, Tostan is internet hosting in Thiès, Senegal, a singular African gathering: The Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès 2023. This gathering brings collectively social change brokers, wellbeing consultants, coverage makers, African neighborhood leaders, artists and younger African leaders from throughout Africa. Members and audio system, principally youth, will discover the African lens on modern approaches to particular person, collective, societal and environmental wellbeing.

The Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès 2023, is a part of a worldwide motion of Regional Wellbeing Summits launched by The Wellbeing Venture to foster the wellbeing of social change brokers around the globe. Working on the forefront of sustainable improvement efforts of their communities, these actors face monumental challenges that threaten their wellbeing.

A transformative African gathering

Almost 200 individuals will attend this transformative African gathering that goals to empower people, organizations and communities to foster wellbeing. The Summit will deal with a wide range of subjects, together with the function of spirituality in wellbeingyouth psychological well beingintergenerational traumasocial norms and and neighborhood improvementactivism and feminismsurroundings and sustainability within the African contextPan-Africanism; and Artwork remedy for wellbeing.

Audio system, together with main civil society actors, authorities representatives, lecturers, well being professionals, entrepreneurs and activists from throughout the continent, will share their private experiences of wellbeing in addition to native practices that promote a holistic method to sustainable social change within the African context. Along with panel discussions, interactive collective experiences will assist foster self-reflection on interior wellbeing whereas exploring an African imaginative and prescient of wellbeing.

“Constructing on greater than thirty years of dedication to fostering neighborhood wellbeing, Tostan is proud to host this main African gathering that can present an area for sharing and deep reflection on wellbeing according to our African values and id. We consider that by coming collectively and sharing our collective knowledge, we are able to foster lasting optimistic social change in our communities“, Carina Ndiaye, Chief Partnerships Officer at Tostan.

After visiting the US, Colombia, Brazil, and Belgium for 4 unbelievable, deeply-needed gatherings, the Wellbeing Summit is now occurring in Senegal. We can’t be extra thrilled to have Tostan host the primary Regional Wellbeing Summit in Africa. In bringing collectively changemakers from all walks of life, we sit up for this Summit serving as a spark to assist ignite a transformative wellbeing motion in Africa.” Aaron Pereira and Sandrine Woitrin, Co-Leads, The Wellbeing Venture.

Youth engagement will probably be on the coronary heart of the discussions on the Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès.  By the “Youth House” the Summit will function a catalyst for constructive dialogue, enabling younger individuals and audio system to share their experiences and visions of wellbeing, in addition to their improvements to enhance wellbeing of their communities.

By main optimistic social change of their communities, youth are enjoying a pivotal notice within the symphony of wellbeing in Africa. Their voices will resonate deeply on the Summit, because the exchanges will undoubtedly form our imaginative and prescient of bodily, psychological and social wellbeing for all,” Sobel Aziz NgomPresident of Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal (CJS) and Speaker at Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès.

Artwork remedy on the coronary heart of the Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès

The Wellbeing Summit  Dakar-Thiès 2023 will discover how totally different types of inventive expression, whether or not conventional or modern, contribute to particular person and collective wellbeing. Therefore, modern artwork installations, dance and portray workshops, concert events and theater will probably be a part of this summit, providing individuals a singular expertise within the exploration of particular person and collective wellbeing.

In partnership with the twelfth version of Partcours, a up to date artwork pageant in Senegal, the Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès will even spotlight particular person pathways to wellbeing. A brand new exhibition entitled “Yoonu ci biir : The interior Path” will discover private journeys to wellbeing via the works of Fatime Soumaré and Omar Diouf (Yafane), two Senegalese artists.

Keynote audio system embrace Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa (Author, Uganda), Bagoré Bathily (Entrepreneur, Senegal), Hope Chigudu (Feminist Activist, Zimbabwe), Dr. Ndeye Khady Babou (Ladies’s Rights Activist, Senegal), Gerry Mackie (Tutorial/social norms skilled, USA) Fatima-Zahra (Psychologist, Morocco), Allasane Seck (Artwork Therapist, Senegal), Nafissatou Diop (Director of the Sahel Ladies Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Venture, UNFPA), Sobel Aziz Ngom (Social entrepreneur /President of  Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal), Zainab Conteh (Chief Councillor for the Mayor’s Workplace in Freetown, Sierra Leone),  Rosemary Gathara (Psychological Well being Professional, Kenya), Maïmouna Diop Ly (Public Well being Specialist, Senegal)- Awa Fall-Diop (Feminist and Politician, Senegal), Sister Fa (Artist-Activist, Senegal), Modou Fall (Local weather Activist, Senegal), Melissa Wainaina (Feminist Artist, Kenya), Sahad Sarr (Artist, Senegal).

Meet all our audio system

The Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès companions:  The Wellbeing Venture- International Fund for Kids- Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal- Fondation Sococim- The Women Technology- MIYA Africa- Affiliation Zéro Déchet Sénégal- Ford Basis, CGF Bourse. 


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