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Eleven African leaders from six countries discuss at Yale University about global challenges from a gender equity perspective

Leadership Forum for Strategic Impact
  • The second edition of the “Leadership Forum for Strategic Impact” organized by the Foundation “Mujeres por África” in collaboration with Yale University with the support of Banco Santander, through Santander Universities.

New Haven, CT April 18, 2016-. A year ago, ten political leaders of five African countries launched in Yale a space for discussion to deepen global issues and think about leadership, improving governance and the need to strengthen our democracies from gender equity and with women’s participation perspective.

Tomorrow, Yale University will host the second edition of the seminar with the participation, in this occasion, of eleven highlighted leaders of six African countries: Ethiopia, Liberia, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda.

It involves Shitaye Minale, Parliament Vice-President, and Maezza Ashenafi, Judge and a women’s rights activist, from Ethiopia; Julia Duncan Cassell, Secretary of Gender and Development, and Gloria Scott, ex Supreme Court President and former President of the Commission for the Constitutional Reform, from Liberia; Aminata Touré, ex Prime-Minister and Awa Niang, member of the National Assembly, from Senegal; Sophia Wambura, Supreme Court Judge, from Tanzania; Faouzia Charfi, ex Secretary of State for Education, and Neila Chaabane, ex Secretary of State for Women Affairs, from Tunisia; and Victoria Sekitoleko, ex Secretary of Agriculture, and María Kiwankuka, ex Secretary of Finances, from Uganda.

Also participating are María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, president of the Foundation “Mujeres por África” and ex Vice-President of the Spanish Government who will greet the above during the opening session with Eduardo Garrido, Director of Santander Universities in the United States.
Like last year, the Forum will have two parts: the first one will be entirely carried out in Yale, where a team of professors from Yale will deliver during the next five days a tight program of sessions to address issues like Economy and Globalization, Governance, Transparency, Leadership and Strategy, democratic and institutional strengthening, and other major issues of our era. This activity is led by Elizabeth Bradley, Director of Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute.

Once the agenda is completed, the participants will travel to Washington, where they will meet with United States and international leaders.

This initiative from the Foundation “Mujeres por África” and Yale University is supported by Banco Santander, in the framework of the bank’s collaboration with both institutions for many years through Santander Universities. Banco Santander is the company which invests the most in supporting education throughout the world (Report Varkey/UNESCO-Fortune 500) through Santander Universities. The bank maintains 1.200 collaboration agreements with universities and academic institutions worldwide.

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Leadership Forum for Strategic Impact

Assistants to this meeting organized between Foundation ´Mujeres por África´ and Yale University.

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