M.Sam Ntelamo

Resident Representative , IPPF Liaison Office to the African Union & UNECA

Mr Sam Ntelamo serves as Resident Representative of the IPPF(AR) Sub-Office to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sam joined IPPF in July 2013.

A native Namibian, he has served as Executive Director for the Namibia Planned Parenthood Association (NAPPA), a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR).  He has  more than 15 years’ work experience in the management of public health programmes at national and international levels, with a particular interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes. Sam holds an MA degree in Population Studies as well as Public Policy and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in development studies.

4.00 - 5.00 PM Discussion

Tuesday 24th Nov

Gender Equality: what’s the status quo?

The status quo of gender equality in Africa refers to the current state of affairs as it is, or in other words, the oppression women receive to this moment. Women
are responsible for 60% of the work done globally, yet earn just 10% income and 1% of the property. In Africa, 70% of women are financially excluded. The continent has a US$42 billion financing gap between men and women. In addition, there exist many other causes for gender inequality in Africa being: lack of legal protection, lack of bodily autonomy, poor medical care, societal mindset, uneven
access to education…