Executive Director, Policy Innovation Centre, Dr Osasuyi Dirisu shares more information on GS 23









About The Summit

The Gender and Inclusion Summit was conceptualized in 2022 as an annual event to provide an inclusive platform to explore transformative ways to advance gender equality, inclusion and gender-responsive governance in Africa.

The Summit aims to bring together cutting-edge gender-related research and practice providing an opportunity for attendees to share perspectives, exchange ideas, learn and expand their networks for future policy and programmatic work.

The GS-23 is a landmark event that will provide a platform for dialogue where critical stakeholders from diverse sectors will reflect on new evidence and contextually relevant solutions to gender disparities to reach a consensus for meaningful change.

With the theme "Building Bridges: Advancing Gender and Inclusion through the Intersection of Trade and Health," the summit will explore strategies to expand gender-inclusive economic opportunities, bridge gaps to access to healthcare and advance gender equality.

By joining forces and leveraging the collective power of the government, development partners, civil society, academia, and the private sector, the summit aims to foster collective commitment and focused action towards gender equality. At GS-23, conversations will evolve from 'connecting the dots' to 'building bridges' for a Gender-Inclusive society.

Register to attend

The GS-23 will hold on the 28th and 29th of November, 2023 in Abuja, Nigeria. The GS-23 will be a two-day hybrid (physical and virtual) event comprising plenary and side sessions. The official GS-23 pre-summit will begin in August 2023.

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The Creative Call

The Gender and Inclusion Summit 2023 seeks passionate individuals dedicated to promoting gender equality and inclusion through the arts. We, therefore, invite visual artists and photographers to register their intention to apply for an opportunity to showcase their work and inspire transformative change.


Apply to Host a Webinar

The GS-23 Summit will introduce a new dimension to knowledge sharing with the webinars. These engaging sessions will feature thought-provoking discussions, interviews, and insights from experts. The GS-23 welcomes inquiries from organizations who are interested in hosting a webinar at the GS-23 pre-summit events.


Partner with us

The PIC GS-23 will serve as a platform to advance gender-inclusive approaches that harness the potential for trade to promote economic participation, reduce inequalities, improve access to opportunities as well as innovative approaches to bridge healthcare financing gaps and access to quality healthcare services. The GS-23 invites prospective partners to apply within.


Call for Abstract

This is a call for oral and poster presentations for the Gender and Inclusion Summit themed “Building Bridges: Advancing Gender and Inclusion through the Intersection of Trade and Health”. The GS-23 encourages researchers, academics, activists, practitioners, government officials and diplomats to submit abstracts or synopses of gender/inclusion research or projects aligned to the Summit’s theme.


Our GS-23 Speakers

Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim
Hon. Minister of Youth Development
Keynote speaker

Ibukun Awosika
Founder, Ibukun Awosika Leadership Academy/Convener, International Woman Leadership Conference
Keynote speaker

Florence Igboayaka
Founder, Period Place UK

Egemba Chinonso Fidelis
Executive Director, The 100k Club

Dr. Ishak Lawal
Executive Director, End Cervical Cancer Nigeria Initiative (ECCNI)

Olivia Onyemaobi
CEO, Padup Creations