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In collaboration with HIRDA and OMEK, NABC is hosting its annual Women’s Day event, titled Forging Collaboration for Progress: How Do We Make Our Workplace a Place for Women to Prosper.

The Women’s Day Dialogue will be held on the 6th of March, 15:00-18:00  to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2020. To honour this year’s theme #EachforEqual we will be joined by inspiring speakers who will open up the discussion on the importance of forging healthy collaborations within and outside the office in creating space for female colleagues to prosper.

The event is free and open to all. 



15:00 Registration

15:30 Welcome remarks by Guna Alvika, Moderator

15:40 Presentation by Fatumo Farah, HIRDA

15:50 Presentation by Kemo Camara, OMEK

16:00 Presentation by Chantal Korteweg, FMO

16:10 Presentation by Marije Balt, SpringFactor

16:20 Panel

16:50 Closing Remarks by Marina Diboma

17:00 Networking Reception

18:00 Closing


Marije Balt, Director, SpringFactor

When working as a diplomat in challenging environments across Africa, I discovered my drive: to work with young people who, against all odds, connect globally to shape their futures together. I left diplomacy and founded SpringFactor research & consultancy in 2012. It has been a fantastic journey. I now dedicate my expertise to those who want to contribute to positive change.” Marije is an experienced policy researcher, evaluator and concept developer, specialised in public private partnerships. She is an adjunct professor in International Relations and a member of the Advisory Board of Nuffic’s Orange Knowledge Programme.




Kemo Camara, Founder & CEO, OMEK

Kemo is the founder of Omek, a community-centric platform dedicated to the social and professional advancement of the African diaspora talents. He has also co-founded many businesses and non-profit organizations and played various leadership roles in community organizations. Kemo has more than 15 years of professional experience in leadership and management working for multinational corporations including banks and food manufacturing companies. He is a strong believer in representation and equal access to opportunities. He enjoys bringing people from diverse backgrounds to work together toward a common goal.
Kemo has lived and worked in cities across Africa, the United States, and Europe, and has a BA in Business Administration and a Master in Development Economics and International Studies. 


 Fatumo Farah, Director, HIRDA

Farah is the Director of HIRDA foundation since January 2008.  HIRDA foundation is one of the leading migrant development organizations in the Netherlands focusing on linking migration and development. Fatumo Farah advocates the diaspora contribution to the development of the home countries. She was co-chair of the GFMD 2015 and the civil society steering committee that has supported UN-NGLS preparation of the UN summit for refugees and migrants in 2016. Fatumo is now a board member of African Europe Diaspora Platform (ADEPT), was  board member of platform of the Dutch development organization (Partos) and advisory board member of Global Somali Diaspora (GSD). Before joining HIRDA, Fatumo worked for four years as a trainee accountant with KPMG and besides leading HIRDA Fatumo is an independent consultant on migration and development. Fatumo Farah has graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Financial Control at the Free University in Amsterdam- the Netherlands.        



Event details

Women's Day 2020
From March 06, 2020
Till March 06, 2020
NABC events
Networking reception
The Hague , Netherlands