Advancing Women Leaders in Africa

In March 2017, Dr. Joyce Banda launched her paper, “From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa” as the crux of her research while serving as a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center.  As a woman leader and former President of Malawi, Dr. Banda knows the...

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STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING AN ORGANISATION WITH A SOUL

Hope Chigudu and Rudo Chigudu, two experienced and wise African feminists, have produced a guide that focuses on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of organisational leadership rather than organisational management. It is a manual that offers a context for organisational sustainability that goes beyond financial and institutional structures and systems, to...

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Akili Dada – I REFUSE TO GIVE UP

Rittah Akoth is an emerging leader from the Parklands Law Campus, Nairobi University. After attending an Akili Dada workshop for young women leaders she decided to run for student leadership in her school. Though she lost the election, she emerged a victor with key lessons in leadership. My name is...

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African People & Wildlife Fund – New Community-based Initiative Launches

Wildlife conservation in Africa is complex. To get it right, conservationists must work with a diverse range of partners supporting a vast number of initiatives – livestock keeping, farming, economic development, land use, health, and education to name just a few. More than a decade ago, the African People & Wildlife...

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Women in the DRC at the bottom of supply chains: the invisible reason for a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises

New report documents gender discrimination, slavery-like conditions, deterioration of reproductive health, violence, forced displacement, and sexual exploitation experienced by women in (and because of) artisanal mines in the DRC. The timely report is released few days before the second session of the intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument...

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Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld has been selected as a 2016 Lowell Thomas Awardee

The Lowell Thomas Award is presented each year by The Explorers Club to groups of outstanding explorers. It is one of the organization’s highest honors. Previous recipients include E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Alan Rabinowitz, Laurie Marker, and other leading conservationists. The 2016 Award recognizes explorers who have dedicated themselves to...

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Taking one for Mother Earth: These African universities are environmental shining stars

UNIVERSITIES have long been seen as agents of change – catalysts for social and political action as well as centres of learning. As people become more environmentally conscious, universities in turn are expected to step up to the plate, continuing to act as role models in becoming the engines and innovation centres for green...

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