Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Feminist Leadership Development

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), on behalf of the Regional Civil Society Forum with support of the Levy Mwanawasa Centre, ACORD International, ICGLR Secretariat, Oxfam UK, Action Aid, Uganda Care International, Uganda and CSO Partners in Zambia YWCA and WLSA organized a two day ICGLR regional stakeholders meeting on the implementation of the Kampala Declaration on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Lusaka, Zambia

The objectives of the regional CSO meeting were to;
• Share and discuss the CSO Action plan on the implementation of Kampala Declaration by all the CSO representatives from 11 ICGLR countries
• To share the progress made and validate strategies used on the implementation of Kampala Declaration at national level
• To discuss the modus operand and framework for communication and information between CSOs and the Levy Mwanawasa Centre to entrench the pillars of regional solidarity.

Leah Patricia Chatta-Chipepa who joined AMwA in September 2011, holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Science Degree in Communication Skills from Aston University in Birmingham, England.

In addition, possesses qualifications in institutional development management, public sector reform, strategic planning, gender analysis and training of trainers.

Chatta-Chipepa has previously served in various positions in both the academic and development circles. These include Lecturer at the Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Science in Lusaka, Zambia; Management Consultant at the management Services Board in Lusaka, Zambia; Executive Director of the Zambia Association of Research and Development.

Leah brings to AMwA expertise in monitoring and evaluation; projects database management; communication strategy development; advocacy and lobbying; training; research and writing; editing, production and documentation.

Ms. Leah Chatta Chipepa's contact details are here below;

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15 Fellows from Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia who were selected to take part in the AusAID Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship Program 2012 travel to Australia today for a 12 week Fellowship Program titled "Building the Capacity of African Women Leaders : Gender Inclusive Development" from August to November'12. 

The fellowship, which is managed by the Gender Consortium at Flinders University in conjunction with AMwA is aimed at strengthening the capacities and knowledge of these women on the gender approach towards governance and development issues, as future leaders.

The ALA Fellowship Program is an intensive 12 week training program which will consist of a variety of activities, including a Guest Speaker program, field visits, preparation of Policy Briefs which will be shared at a Sharing Knowledge Symposium, mentorship program, networking with local leaders and an Action Plan Project.

We are excited about this opportunity for these women and trust that the training they are about to undertake will enhance their leadership capacities and inspire them to become advocates for change in their home countries.