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Kenya Takes the Leadership of the 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.

“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.