Women from across Africa graduate from WiAP programme

women graduateAfter a month-long intensive training, 37 women from 22 countries across Africa will graduate from the Women in African Power (WiAP) Programme

This training equips a new generation of women leaders to contribute to Africa’s energy sector.

This graduation will be attended by the Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Vice Chancellor of UNISA Mandla Makhanya and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Rebecca Krzywda, as well as senior representatives of Power Africa and the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centres (RLCs).

Launched by Power Africa, the Women in African Power network promotes leadership among women in Africa’s energy sector. WiAP includes a diverse group of current and emerging women leaders, representing government, private sector, civil society and academia.

The network provides a regional platform for networking, information exchange, mentorship, and exposure to new business opportunities. WiAP is sponsored by Power Africa and hosted by the University of South Africa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (UNISA SBL).

YALI is the US government effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. YALI RLCs, based in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa empowers young people aged 18-35 to harness their leadership potential in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership and public management.

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