Panel Event – Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership March 26, 2018  by      

Empowering Africa_Women in LeadershipThursday, April 5th

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Pleasants Family Room
Wilson Library @ UNC

Click here for event flyer.

Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world’s most urgent challenges which can often prevent them from fulfilling their potential. Within informal settlements like Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, adolescent girls are especially marginalized. Focused on finding solutions for marginalized populations, four leading African women from Kenya will bring light to the biggest issues facing girls and women today across Africa: access to education, economic opportunity, water and sanitation, reproductive health and rights, maternal and child health, child marriage, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence, and gender equality. Panelists include (click here for panelist bios):

  • Dr. Anne Khasakhala, Senior Lecturer and Director of Population Studies and Research Institute at the University of Nairobi;
  • Christine Ng’ang’a, Managing Director at Strategia Advisors Limited;
  • Mercy Owuor, Head of Research, Development & Policy at CFK and recently named a 2017 Heroine of Health by GE Healthcare; and
  • Shirley Owino, Program Associate with Ipas.

Dr. Anu Kumar, Interim CEO at Ipas, will moderate the panel.

Event Co-SponsorsCarolina for Kibera and The University of North Carolina Institute of Politics

Supporting SponsorsDuke-UNC Rotary Peace CenterUNC Center for Global InitiativesIpasDepartment of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill,Global Social Development InnovationsThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Curriculum in Peace, War & Defense.


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