KENYA TAKES THE LEADERSHIP OF INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN ACCOUNTANTS-IFWA
The Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK) Fraternity has welcomed the presidency of IFWA. The immediate past president from Ghana handed over the presidency position to CPA Jeniffer Kamande during the IFWA 2016 conference held on 30th March - 1st April 2016 in Accra, Ghana.
This position is expected to position AWAK on a global platform thereby creating international exposure to her members.This platform provides AWAK with valuable insights into global accounting professional developments as formulated by the national institution (ICPAK) and the International Federation of Accountants(IFAC).
About International Federation of Women Accountants of Kenya (IFWA);
The International Federation of Women Accountants (IFWA) is the brain child of the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN) and was inaugurated in January 1995 in Paris. This is an umbrella body that derives its membership from the national women accountants associations/societies across the globe. The founding member countries are; Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Gambia, and Zimbabwe.
The objectives of IFWA are:
- To support establishment of national associations/societies;
- Advocacy on cross-cutting social, political & economic issues;
- Provide a platform for knowledge and experience sharing;
- To promote and support all activities of the International Federation of Accountants; (IFAC).
Since its inception, IFWA has held meetings in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, and Sierra Leone.
The most recent conference held in Accra, Ghana between 30th March and 1st April 2016 attracted participation of 12 member countries. Deliberations and resolutions were made on the topic: Building stronger institutions to mitigate corruption, development from the bottom up: The role of the professional woman.
About The Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK)
The Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK) is a non-political and Not- for Profit making professional women accountants' organization. It was registered in 1994 under the Societies Act and continues to pursue the main objective of member empowerment at the same time contributing to varying needs in society.
AWAK has over the years made commendable strides including supporting the girl child education, equipping its members with governance and leadership skills and lobbying for representation in Boards and Committees as well as key positions that require the skills and expertise of its members.
The association works in close collaboration with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Kenya Accountants & Secretaries National Examination Board (KASNEB).
One can join AWAK in any of these two categories;
Full membership for CPA Finalists; we encourage our Full members to join ICPAK
Associate membership for CPA Part 2 students
CPA Jeniffer Kamande is a certified Public Accountant of Kenya, a member of ICPAK and the Chairperson of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya. She has served in various Boards and committees in the NGO sector. She is a grants management expert.
‘’AWAK will work with IFWA to promote the Accounting profession amongst women in Africa and beyond. This is a call to all women accountants in Kenya to unite and take this opportunity for their professional development” Says Ms Kamande.
Physical Address: CPA Centre Ruaraka, Thika Rd, 2nd Floor
Twitter: @ AWAK2016