27 African women named as 2013 Fellows of Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development

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From over 2,120 applications from 44 countries received, 28 young women between the ages of 19 and 25 were selected as 2013 Fellows of  Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development because of their exceptional qualifications and achievements with respect to the development of more young women in their spheres of influence. The young women are already actively leading change on pertinent issues, both at the grassroots and international level. The honored 2013 fellows are listed below:


Ms. Marlène Joannie BEWA (Benin)
Ms. Queen Baboloki Kgeresi (Botswana)
Ms. Payidwendé F NADEMBEGA (Burkina Faso)
Ms. Comfort Daru Nkiri (Cameroon)
Ms. Yasmin Tesfaldet Gebreyesus (Eritrea)
Ms. Awa .K Njie (Gambia)
Ms. Mawuenana Y. Yomekpe (Ghana)
Ms. Hikmat Baba Dua (Ghana)
Ms. Khahliso Khama (Lesotho)
Ms. Ms. Samfee DOE (Liberia)
Ms. Waruguru C. Wanjau (Kenya)
Ms. Hadeye Maiga (Mali)
Ms. Lusungu Kalanga (Malawi)
Ms. Tanyaradzwa_Daringo (Namibia)
Ms. Somachi Chris-Asoluka (Nigeria)
Ms. Oda Dushime (Rwanda)
Ms. Fatimata Kane (Senegal)
Ms. Ngozi Cole (Sierra Leone)
Ms. Simamkele Dlakavu (South Africa)
Ms. Viola J Ukel Abango (South Sudan)
Ms. Mai Khidir Fanele Chester(Sudan)
Ms. Fanele Chester (Swaziland)
Ms. Zainab Abdallah Issa (Tanzania)
Ms. Bagayana Sheillah Mutetire (Uganda)
Ms. Chisenga Muyoya (Zambia)
Ms. Dorothy Pasipanofya(Zimbabwe)
Ms. Obiocha A Ikezogwo (Diaspora/UK)
Ms. Shanique Campbell (Diaspora/Jamaica)



About The MILEAD Fellows Program

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a uniquely designed initiative committed to the long-term leadership development and promotion of Africa’s most promising young women leaders. Fellows go through a yearlong training and mentoring program, designed to build skills, strengthen networks, and support women’s leadership on critical issues. Over the course of the year, the selected Fellows progress through three phases.  First, identify and prepare Fellows through leadership development, networking, mentoring, and training.  Second, promote the visibility and accomplishments of Fellows through media coverage and networking.  Lastly, support Fellows through career planning, management, and access to opportunities and resources. Fellows benefit from a lifelong solidarity and support through the MILEAD Network.

To know more about Moremi Initiative and the objectives of the fellows visit their website (here)

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