Panel Discussion: Reflections on African female leadership with President Sirleaf of Liberia

The Africa APPG invites you to panel discussion on:

Reflections on African female leadership with President Sirleaf of Liberia

 



Thursday 1st December 2016, 13:00 - 14:30
In the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster, SW1A 0AA

Chair: Anne McLaughlin MP, Vice Chair for West Africa for the Africa APPG

Speakers:
Key note: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Chair of the Economic Community of West African States

K. Riva Levinson - President & CEO of KRL International & Author of Choosing the Hero: My Improbable Journey and the Rise of Africa’s First Woman President

Prof. Funmi Olonisakin - Professor of Security, Leadership & Development at King’s College London & founding Director of the African Leadership Centre

In 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history by becoming the first democratically elected female president of an African country. A decade later and as President Sirleaf gets ready to leave office in January 2018, what will be her legacy both in Liberia and on the continent? With a handful of exceptions, there's acute gender disparity in most African Parliaments and the majority of political parties are still predominantly male-dominated. A stalwart of female leadership, President Sirleaf and her co-panellists will discuss the main challenges for the political participation of women in Africa and what can be done to support and encourage more women to pursue elected office.
 
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