Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA)

Feminist Leadership Development

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.

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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. 

The UN Women Sourcebook on Women Peace and Security was   launched on the 22nd of October 2012 at the Daily News Building.


Akina Mama wa Afrika was among the various organizations/ institutions that witnessed and made presentations during the launch o f the Sourcebook.


The ‘Sourcebook' which is a collection of The Sourcebook on ‘Women, Peace and Security', is a comprehensive set of updated, revised and new analytical and practical guidance materials including the normative frameworks on five main thematic and operational elements of the WPS agenda inter alia: frameworks for implementation and monitoring, conflict resolution, prevention and protection, peace building and transitional justice.


The Sourcebook entails directives established through the five resolutions, 1325, 1820, 1888, 1889, and 1960. Through the analytical and the assistance remarks in the Sourcebook, the Peace and Security section shares experiences learned in the operationalization of these directives.


It combines existing and new UN Women knowledge products on women, peace and security agenda as well as lessons learned and good practices to support stronger implementation of the WPS agenda. It consists of novel and modified papers based on reports and methodical papers published by UNIFEM (now part of UN Women) in 2010 as part of the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325 on ‘women and peace and security'.


To learn more visit- http://www.unwomen.org/publications/un-women-sourcebook-on-women-peace-and-security/