HOW DO WOMEN DRIVE CHANGE IN AFRICA? On International Women’s Day, we focus on the vital role played by women in shaping Africa’s future. Three powerful women will share their ideas and experiences of how small steps combined with bold ideas are making a sustainable continent from the inside out. On this special day we are launching AfricaTalks, a HagueTalks-inspired platform for dialogue, by Africans, for everyone.

This platform inspires positive social action and will be a meeting point for creative minds, peace inventors and game changers on the African continent. AfricaTalks was created in response to the demand for a platform where the success stories of young African change makers can be shared. Inspiration for this debut edition of AfricaTalks has been drawn from the International Women’s Day theme #BalanceforBetter through which we celebrate how African Women are pushing towards achieving a more gender-balanced world.

As a presenter, she has hosted various entertainment and lifestyle events like, The Hague African Festival, Miss Africa Netherlands, Afrika Dag (Africa At Night) and New Skool Rules Festival. Ms. Aba works as a freelance presenter, broadcaster and voice-over artist. You can listen to her every Sunday from 7pm (CET) on Hiradio on her weekly show Africa on Focus, a radio show aimed to promote entrepreneurship and success stories within African communities. Africa on Focus the Podcast is a recap of the radio show available on Soundcloud, Spotify and iTunes.

Augustina Beatrice Akosua Austin is motivated by the need for African related conversations that involves Africans who can really implement and nurture change. It’s important, because good stories about Africa are often overlooked or under promoted. Ms. Aba will give a fresh perspective on what My Africa looks and feels like and hopes to inspire other African Diasporans (and millenials) to recognize their position of impact. Twitter: @thisisMSABA Facebook: thisisMSABA #AfricaonFocus HAGUE TALKS is a meeting place for creative minds, peace inventors and game changers in the field of peace and justice. For more info visit