Moremi Institute Announces 2013 Fellows

moremiinstitute2013-fellowsThe Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa proudly announces the 2013 MILEAD (Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellows. Through a highly selective process, the Moremi Initiative found 28 women who possessed the qualities of leadership, courage and commitment needed to make a difference in Africa.

The fellows represented 25 African countries and the diaspora, are aged between 19 and 25 and come from diverse academic, social and processional backgrounds.

The honoured 2013 MILEAD Fellows are:

Ms. Marlène Joannie BEWA (Benin)

Ms. Queen Baboloki Kgeresi (Botswana)

Ms. Payidwendé F NADEMBEGA (Burkina Faso)

Ms. Comfort Daru Nkiri (Cameroon)

Ms. Yasmin Tesfaldet Gebreyesus (Eritrea)

Ms. Awa .K Njie (Gambia)

Ms. Mawuenana Y. Yomekpe (Ghana)

Ms. Hikmat Baba Dua (Ghana)

Ms. Khahliso Khama (Lesotho)

Ms. Ms. Samfee DOE (Liberia)

Ms. Waruguru C. Wanjau (Kenya)

Ms. Hadeye Maiga (Mali)

Ms. Lusungu Kalanga (Malawi)

Ms. Tanyaradzwa_Daringo (Namibia)

Ms. Somachi Chris-Asoluka (Nigeria)

Ms. Oda Dushime (Rwanda)

Ms. Fatimata Kane (Senegal)

Ms. Ngozi Cole (Sierra Leone)

Ms. Simamkele Dlakavu (South Africa)

Ms. Viola J Ukel Abango (South Sudan)

Ms. Mai Khidir Fanele Chester(Sudan)

Ms. Fanele Chester (Swaziland)

Ms. Zainab Abdallah Issa (Tanzania)

Ms. Bagayana Sheillah Mutetire (Uganda)

Ms. Chisenga Muyoya (Zambia)

Ms. Dorothy Pasipanofya(Zimbabwe)

Ms. Obiocha A Ikezogwo (Diaspora/UK)

Ms. Shanique Campbell (Diaspora/Jamaica)

The 2013 MILEAD Fellows will converge in Accra, Ghana to kick-start the yearlong 2013 MILEAD Leadership Institute with a three-week intensive training program, which will be hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. The Institute will serve as a platform for Fellows to cross-examine concepts of leadership in a broad African context, cultivate the skills and experiences necessary to occupy and excel in leadership positions, and gain knowledge on cutting-edge issues critical to African women and their communities. In addition to knowledge building lectures, skills-training workshops, teambuilding exercises, role plays and other interactive activities. Fellows will be mentored by experienced and accomplished women leaders who are committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of African women leaders.


About Moremi Initiative

Founded in 2004, The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa strives to engage, inspire, and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs, and change agents- leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate injustices and discrimination against women. We firmly believe that the full and active participation of women in leadership is a pre-requisite for positive change and development in Africa, and addresses the current problems of leadership imbalances.


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