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ABUJA, NIGERIA- 12 November 12, 2019/ The Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission, Justice Dr Jane Mayemu Ansah has recently confirmed to speak during the high panel session on Democracy and Gender Equality, scheduled to hold during the 7th edition of South America – Africa – Middle East – Asia Women Summit (SAMEAWS) on December 11th, 2019 at the Madinat Jumeirah Resort, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The roundtable session is being put together by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development as a key highlight of the Centre’s flagship summit, the 7th South America – Africa – Middle East – Asia Women Summit (SAMEAWS). According to the CELD Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Mrs. Hannatu Adamu Fika, “… the Democracy and Gender Equality Roundtable Session will engage political parties, government bodies and institutions, and civil society organizations from across developing countries to identify reforms that would strengthen women’s participation in politics”. The…

By Miracle Nwankwo The participation of women in the political life of a country is very pivotal to its development. In light of this, the recently held Women in Politics dialogue forum, organized by Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ was targeted towards discussions that will promote the participation of women in politics in Nigeria. Speaking at the event moderated by Kadaria Ahmed, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, said that the country cannot achieve political dependence based on the rights of the Nigerian people to choose their leaders in a free and fair election without interference and imposition and yet argue for the imposition of quotas in elective offices. The Speaker, who says he owes his political achievements to his mother who he said encouraged his participation in politics, established that he wants to be remembered as someone who contributed positively to the…

Press Release: 28th September, 2019 A Zambian public servant was recently made Honorary Citizen of the State of Georgia, USA – the highest form of recognition for foreigners – for her outstanding contributions to women empowerment in public service and her country’s social sustainability. Dr. Elizabeth Lungu – Nkumbula who is the CEO of Workers Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) in Zambia was bestowed with the honor in a ceremony on Saturday at the KSU Centre, Atlanta. “The Honorary Citizenship affords her the courtesy as a Goodwill Ambassador of the State in her travels to other states, to nations beyond the borders of the United States of America…”, the statement from the Secretary of State of Georgia read. Dr. Nkumbula started her career as a book keeper during her teenage days, and has held various strategic senior management positions in largest housing finance institution in Zambia, including a regional accountant,…

It was a glamorous, enriching and inspiring experience for all participants, as female heads of Governments, world’s first ladies, female business leaders, academics and research scholars, gathered at the 1st International Conference on Gender & Sustainability (ICOGAS) New York 2017, on September 21st, 2017, at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York USA. The Conference, put together by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development, in collaboration with the African Leadership Magazine, was organised as a global platform with a focus on utilizing the unique perspectives of women in delivering strong sustainability projects and quantified impact; as well as to honor and recognise contributions of women impact leaders from the developing world. The conference also aimed to honour women and organizations across all regions, who are working to promote sustainable development in their communities in a bid to encourage a replication of more efforts in this direction. The President of…