Egypt's NIGSD launches 2nd African Women Leaders Programme on March 10



Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 11:13 GMT


Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 11:13 GMT

FILE - Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Said

FILE - Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Said

CAIRO - 10 March 2021: Egypt’s National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (NIGSD), the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, is launching on Wednesday the second edition of the African Women’s Leaders Training Programme.


The programme is aimed at 100 African women leaders in senior management positions, with this edition launched in cooperation with the Egyptian Agency for Partnership for Development and the Gemayi Africa Foundation.


The agency, which is the main partner in the programme, is the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ arm entrusted with supporting the efforts of countries across the continent in implementing Africa's Agenda 2063.


The programme is taking place on March 10-28, and includes 21 lectures on the topics of sustainable development, good governance, and developing managerial and leadership skills.


That is in addition to eight workshops from the four sectors represented in the  training and two days of interactive games.


The programme targets the participation of 100 women leaders in senior management positions at ministries or affiliated bodies in African countries, including: the Ministry of Agriculture; the Ministry of Health; the Ministry of Education; and the Ministry of Environment. Also involved are researchers and trainers in the relevant research and training centres.


The African Women Leaders Programme targets participants aged 40-55. Some criteria were set for registration and taking part in the programme. This includes a commitment to attend minimum 90% of the training to obtain the certificate.


It is worth noting that the first version of the programme was launched on 1 January 2020, with an invitation to 100 African women who hold high government positions from 35 African countries to attend the training camp in Cairo.



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