Empowering Africa: Women in Leadership

When Apr 05, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Peasants Family Room, Wilson Library
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Across Africa, women and girls are more likely to face some of the world's most urgent challenges which often prevent them from fulfilling their potential, especially within informal settlements like Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. Join together with leading African women from Kenya and hear more about the biggest issues facing girls and women today across Africa: access to education, economic opportunity, reproductive health, child marriage, FGM, gender-based violence, and gender equality.

Panelists include:

  • 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 2017 Heroine of Health; and
  • Shirley Owino, Program Associate with Ipas.

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Dr. Anu Kumar, Interim CEO at Ipas, will moderate the panel. Supporting Sponsors include: Duke-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.

Event Link: http://cfk.unc.edu/2018/03/panel-event-empowering-africa-women-in-leadership/

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