Two Staff of WEP Benefit From AWDF’s Feminist Leaders and Governance Coaching Project, 2016

Participants from Benin Republic and Nigeria with their Mentor, Dr. Yene Asegidi  (3rd from right)

Two staff of Women Environmental Programme (WEP) – Ms Evelyne Ugbe and Juliana Agema have benefitted from the African Women Development Fund’s (AWDF) Feminist Leaders and Governance Coaching Project, 2016.

The 9-month coaching project on leadership and governance is aimed at strengthening the leadership capacity and governance frameworks of women organisations in Africa for transformational change for women and girls.

As part of the coaching project, AWDF organized a Chief Executive Officers (CEO) forum which took place from 15 – 17 November 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

This 3-day event was for orientation, skills sharing, strategy development and networking for participating leaders, coaches and AWDF. The forum brought together 22 women from 8 African countries – Benin Republic, Zambia, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana – each of which were assigned a coach.

This forum will be followed up with: one-on-one coaching via phone calls, email, Skype conversations and occasional in-person meetings with the assigned coaches; governance strengthening activities for boards of participating organisations; writing of opinion pieces or articles by leaders about their work and development; and participating in at least one AWDF skill building training/workshop where necessary.

The entire board of directors and management of WEP are grateful to AWDF for this opportunity to strengthen our organization.



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