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Moremi Initiative: The 2010 MILEAD Fellows

Moremi Initiative proudly announces the 2010 MILEAD Fellows. The MILEAD Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process and criteria, including their outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa. The 25 selected fellows are some of Africa’s most extra-ordinary young women leaders with the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of their communities and Africa as a whole.

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7th June 2010 18:05

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The 2010 MILEAD Fellow

The 2010 Fellows represent a regional diversity- coming from 20 African countries and the Diaspora with multi-disciplinary academic, professional and social backgrounds. They are emerging young women leaders from public and private sectors, academia, media, and non-profit sectors. The 2010 class are between 19- 25 years of age and are already engaged in actively leading change on critical issues including economic and environmental justice; women’s health and HIV/AIDS; community development; women’s political participation; education; and youth empowerment. The 2010 honorees are:

* Ms. Amina Abdirashid (Somalia)
* Ms. Eyram Adadevoh (Ghana/ USA)
* Ms. Ettamba AgborNdip (Cameroon)
* Ms. Anthonia Ayamga (Ghana)
* Ms. Nancy Beshay (Egypt)
* Ms. Khadidja Belhaj (Algeria)
* Ms. Vongai Chikwanda (Zimbabwe)
* Ms. Vanessa Chintedza (Malawi)
* Ms. Bendu A. Dorley (Liberia)
* Ms. Esther Eshiet (Nigeria)
* Ms. Sheila Kinaheirwe (Uganda)
* Ms. Amie Kujabi (The Gambia)
* Ms. Memory Malimo (Zambia)
* Ms. Theresa Morfaw (Cameroon)
* Ms. Neema Mwesiga (Tanzania)
* Ms. Satang Nabaneh (The Gambia)
* Ms. Delta L. Ndou (Zimbabwe)
* Ms. Mary Ng’Endo Kanoi (Kenya)
* Ms. Alohiuanse Ohio-Ehimiaghe (Nigeria/ UK)
* Ms. Motha Zaza Sandisiwe (South Africa)
* Ms. Rumbidzai Sithole (RSA/ Zimbabwe)
* Ms. Winnie S. Tamba (Liberia)
* Ms. Tiananirina V. Tettey (Madagasca/ Ghana)
* Ms. Gu-dao Herlyn Uiras (Namibia)
* Ms. Jane Wairumu Waithere (Kenya)

From over 800 applicants, the 2010 selected Fellows will become part of the MILEAD community of young women leaders.

The 2010 MILEAD Fellows Institute

The MILEAD Fellows will converge in Accra, Ghana to kick-start the 2010 MILEAD Fellows Program with a three-week intensive leadership institute. The 2010 Institute will be hosted by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon- Accra. It will enable the Fellows to cross-examine concepts of leadership in a broad African context, cultivate the skills and experiences women need to occupy and excel in leadership positions, and gain knowledge on cutting-edge issues critical to African women and their communities. Additionally, experienced and accomplished women leaders who are committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of African women leaders will mentor Fellows during the period.

About The MILEAD Fellows Program

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a uniquely designed initiative committed to the long-term leadership development and promotion of Africa’s most promising young women leaders. Fellows go through a yearlong training and mentoring program, designed to build skills, strengthen networks, and support women’s leadership on critical issues. Over the course of a year, selected Fellows progress through three phases that include: identification and preparation of Fellows through leadership development, networking, conferences, mentoring, and training; promotion of Fellows through media coverage and networking; and support of Fellows through career planning, management, and access to opportunities and resources. Fellows continue to receive and share lifelong solidarity and support through the Alumni Network of the program.

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 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 problem of leadership imbalances.

Key program partners include Junior Achievement International, Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-Africa), Institute of African Studies- University of Ghana, Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE), The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), The Global Fund for Women, OSI- International Women’s Program, and The Africa Group Consul, CXO-International, WILDAF among others.

For further information, please visit the Moremi Initiative

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