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2021 UNCSW65 Session Side Event
March 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Miss CARICOM International Foundation has in the 20years speared headed the
course of cultural identity through fashion education and advocacy. Miss CARICOM
has maintained its mission by empowering younger generation to self-identity,
building of self-integrity and Interpersonal relations, as well as policy advisory and advocacy.
Through Danny Glover Power of Dream Award, Miss CARICOM has provided social titles and
recognition to many prominent men and women in promotion of their selfless efforts to humanity
and gender equality.
With the presence of COVID19, more efforts were carried out by MISS CARICOM through
Digital empowerment and Fashion education significantly noting the global effect of COVID19
towards overall disruption on development from the local community affecting human personality
and well being. The overall, systems are disrupted including Fashion cultural floors on humanity
and well being.
This has made fashion education imperative to gender generation, gender equality and most
paramount foundation for societal progress and recognition of social identity. We are committed
to Building Back Better our lives and the lives of our global family and we are grateful for the
involvement of caring compassionate competent leaders such as yourself.
Committing to the UN Women objective to CSW65th Session, Miss CARICOM International
Foundation has arisen to “utilize Fashion to advocate for women participation in leadership,
Decision making and effective contribution to the Decade of Action”. In further working towards
our initiative on “Together with Kindness” outreach to the community in COVID19 era and the
“Building Back Better “for Decade of Action Surge, Miss CARICOM International Foundation
will in addressing the objective of the CSW65, launch its education and training initiative
“Digitalizing the Business of Fashion” to include executive leadership education for women
participation in Decision Making.
The Theme will Respond to the CSW65 Through
Gender generation on Fashion and Cultural identity.
Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the
elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women
Utilizing Fashion in Advocating for women participation and Decision making
Women, Fashion, Public Participation and Cultural Identity.
Launch of “Digitalizing the Business of Fashion” education and training.
Roadmap for gender equality, empowerment of women and fashion identity
Introduction and Opening Remarks: Dr. ADA OKIKA, UN Coordinator, Africana Women Working
Group at the UN/Miss CARICOM Foundation Intl.
Opening Statement: Gender Generation on Fashion and Utilizing Fashion in Advocating for
women participation and Decision making.
Dr. MONICA SANCHEZ, President, Miss CARICOM Foundation International.
Women, Fashion, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION and Cultural Identity
Harriet Kahuzu Hala, Editor Fab. Style Magazine Austria
Kessley Saywalah, President, Africa Center For Community Empowerment
Launch of “DIGITIZING the Business of Fashion Education “
Dr Terrence Blackwell, Visiting Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology