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Women Leadership Programme

Overview

The Africa Liberal Network (ALN) Women’s Leadership Programme (WLP) returns in 2020 to continue training, coaching and developing politically active women within our member political parties, with high potential to be elected internally and in public office within the next two years (2020 – 2022). As an annual development programme for women politicians from ALN member parties, aimed at developing their knowledge and skills to win candidate nominations and upcoming elections, or to be elected to internal party leadership positions, the programme aims to dismantle barriers to women’s political participation and selection as candidates.

The WLP empowers women leaders by providing them with tailored skills and mentor support to develop and advance their political careers, and ultimately to increase women’s participation and influence in politics.


Supported in the 2019 debut by the UK Liberal Democrats, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for freedom and a host of mentors from our member parties, international sister parties, liberal regional networks, international partners and the global federation Liberal International, we remain confident our continued partnerships will advance the cause of developing capable liberal women leaders.
The empowerment programme is an annual one, with three in person training sessions, covering a range of public leadership empowerment tools to provide all the critical skills and knowledge necessary to successfully campaign for party nominations and elected public office.

The programme’s public leadership empowerment tools include how to develop a campaign plan and team, fundraise, multimedia communication, traditional and conventional voter interaction models and much more. The training workshops provide practical tools and ideas that our participants apply directly to their domestic campaigns.

The programme also includes private mentoring support, whereby each participant is paired with an experienced political pillar from our global liberal family.

After successfully completing the programme, #ALNwomen Alumni have the opportunity to share their experience, co-facilitate trainings and act as mentors to new cadets.

2020 Participants

Ashura Michael

Ashura Michael

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)


Berlinda Bulley

Berlinda Bulley

Progressive People’s Party (PPP)


Bethlehem Tesfaye Abebe

Bethlehem Tesfaye Abebe

Ethiopian Citizens for Social Justice (EZEMA)


Fouzia Elbayed

Fouzia Elbayed

Union Constitutionnelle (UC)


Gbatima Margai

Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC)


Linda Amoah-Boadi Sey

Linda Amoah-Boadi Sey

Progressive People’s Party (PPP)


Beth Mutunga

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)


Marie Prudence Ouédraogo

Marie Prudence Ouédraogo

Alliance pour la Démocratie et la Fédération - Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (ADF-RDA)


Maria Belafia

Maria Belafia

Mouvement Populaire (MP)


Nereah Amondi Oketch

Nereah Amondi Oketch

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM)


Nadifa Osman

Nadifa Osman

Justice and Development of Democracy and Self-Respectfulness Party (CHADI Party)


Pavu Juma Abdalla

Pavu Juma Abdalla

Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT Wazalendo)


Stenah Shampile

Stenah Shampile

United Party For National Development (UPND)


2020 Mentors

Flo Clucas

UK Liberal Democrats

Janet Baah

Janet Baah

UK Liberal Democrats

Emily Davey

Emily Davey

UK Liberal Democrats

Simon Drage

Simon Drage

UK Liberal Democrats

Jayanthi Devi Balaguru

Jayanthi Devi Balaguru

Parti Gerakan Rakyat, Malaysia

Joyce Onstad

Joyce Onstad

UK Liberal Democrats

Sheila Ritchie

UK Liberal Democrats

Dawn Barnes

Dawn Barnes

UK Liberal Democrats

Jane Dodds

Jane Dodds

UK Liberal Democrats

Steven Jolly

Steven Jolly

UK Liberal Democrats

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About Us

The Africa Liberal Network is an alliance of 47 liberal democratic political parties and organisations from 30 African countries.

The Africa Liberal Network is also an associated organisation of Liberal International, the political family that liberal democratic parties belong to.

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