WOMEN IN POLITICS

8th Annual Leadership Development for Women in Politics Conference

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ITC is proud to host the 8th Annual Leadership Development for Women in Politics Conference, to be held on 26 & 27 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

This year’s conference aims to bring together all women in politics around the African continent to share their triumphs and experiences.

The conference will focus on the role female political leaders can play in implementing the National Development Plan to improve service delivery, driving integration and development in Africa to bolster more women participation & addressing women empowerment and how you can excel your political career.

Confirmed Speaker Faculty

Hon. Christine //Hoebes

Deputy Minister

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER NAMIBIA 

Hon. Sonia Birdi

Member of Parliament

KENYA PARLIAMENT

Honourable Julia Duncan-Cassell

Minister of Gender and Development

LIBERIAN MINISTRY OF GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

Honourable ReenKachere

Former Minister of Gender, Child and Community Development

PARLIAMENT OF MALAWI

Bernadette Muthien

Commissioner&Chairperson Statutory Research & Policy Committee 

SOUTH AFRICA’S CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS AND LINGUISTIC COMMUNITIES

Hon. Esther Murugi Mathenge

Member of the National Assembly for Nyeri Town Constituency

KENYA PARLIAMENT

Hon. Ursula OwusuEkuffulNghidinwa 

Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency in the Greater Accra Region

PARLIAMENT OF GHANA

Desiree van de Walt (MP)

Deputy Federal Chairperson & Shadow Deputy Minister of Basic Education

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT – SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Lydia Meshoe

President Women of Destiny in Politics

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Professor Thidziambi Phendla

Member of the Education Sector of the South African National Commission

UNESCO

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Practical case study workshops on:

“ANALYSING 50/50 REPRESENTATION: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES AND MAKING REPRESENTATION COUNT”

Facilitated by:

Professor Amanda Gouws

Professor of Political Science

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH

AND

“HOW TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON POLICY: CONVEYING GOOD IDEAS WELL”

Facilitated By:

Dr Martha Bridgman

Editor

SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Key strategies to be discussed:

  • Investigating the role political leaders can play in implementing the National Development Plan to improve service delivery
  • Driving integration and development in Africa to bolster more women participation
  • Addressing women empowerment and how you can excel your political career
  • Delivering on your mandate and ensuring service delivery within all tiers of government
  • Strengthening women’s rights and overcoming the challenges that hinders political participation
  • Encouraging government to incentivise parties to field more women as candidates
  • Changing the mind-set of women towards the potential to lead and take up leadership positions
  • Overcoming disproportionate numbers, negative public perception, and cultural stereotyping of women
  • Bridging the divide between women and men by promoting the advantage of women who lead
  • Strengthening and supporting women at grass-root level to encourage the growth of women leaders

To reserve your seat at this conference, click here.  Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact me directly.

Therisha Maharaj

Tel: + 27 11 326 2501

Email: therisha@intelligencetransferc.co.za

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