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Gender

Sylvia Wairimu Maina, a PhD scholar at Sokoine University, Tanzania, conducting research
Empowerment

What’s in an African cabbage? A lot, says researcher

Sylvia Wairimu Maina (from Kenya) talks about her doctoral research on the nutritional benefits of the African cabbage.
Susan Ojochide commenced her PhD research in 2020 at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria.
Empowerment

Tackling one of Africa’s greatest enemies – drought

Susan Ojochide (from Nigeria) talks about her research that will help to alleviate food insecurity in semi-arid areas.
Husband and wife prepare enset at their home in Doyogena District, Ethiopia
Empowerment

Unlocking the true potential of ‘false banana'

Selamawit Araya Kidane (from Ethiopia) talks about her research on the nutritional benefits of the Enset plant.
Women selling eggs
Economic empowerment

Increasing women’s access to capital critical in Africa’s fight against poverty

Women entrepreneurs continue to face greater barriers to accessing financing for their businesses
Dr. Mzuri Issa at an African Women Leaders Network Tanzania Chapter Steering Committee Meeting.
Women’s empowerment

Mzuri Issa, breaking down social barriers to women’s leadership in Tanzania

Ms. Issa is also at the forefront of pushing for legal reforms that will ensure women compete effectively for leadership positions on an equal standing with men.
Millie Odhiambo has served as a Member of Parliament since 2008.
Women’s empowerment

Rewriting Kenya’s laws with Millie Odhiambo

Millie Odhiambo, 55, is one of Kenya’s fearless politicians.
Bernadette Gomina is one of two women elected in the first round of legislative elections in the CAR
Women’s empowerment

Meet Bernadette Gomina, a pioneering parliamentarian in Central African Republic

A former midwife, Ms. Gomina submitted several project proposals to international organizations, and built a Women’s Centre in Bayanga with MINUSCA’s support.
Mr. Pokawa and his friends went from village to village, town to town, city to city.
Combating violence

Sierra Leone: Two friends walk 500 km in campaign against rape

Sierra Leonean Hindola Pokawa, 43, and his American friend, Dustyn Montgomery, 23, walked for 21 days through different towns to raise awareness about gender-based violence.
Campaign