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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

A young deaf human rights and Gender activist from Kenya.

Berlinda Bulley

Berlinda Bulley

Has been involved in politics at different levels since 2007

Bethlehem Tesfaye Abebe

Bethlehem Tesfaye Abebe

Passionate about the concept of equality and giving a voice to the voiceless in society

Fouzia Elbayed

Fouzia Elbayed

Academic background in language & literature and in legal and political sciences.

Gbatima Margai

Granddaughter of Sir Albert Margai, the second Prime Minister of Sierra Leone.

Linda Amoah-Boadi Sey

Linda Amoah-Boadi Sey

Held position of Financial Secretary for Ghana’s Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

Beth Mutunga

Advocates for increased representation of women in appointed, employed and elected positions

Marie Prudence Ouédraogo

Marie Prudence Ouédraogo

Commenced her political career as a grassroots activist, with the liberal party Alliance for Democracy and Federation

Maria Belafia

Maria Belafia

Marie commenced her scholarly life in Montpellier, France where she completed a graduate degree in Business law.

Nereah Amondi Oketch

Nereah Amondi Oketch

Winner of Kenya’s first televised Women Leadership academy #MsPresident, nominated Member of County Assembly in Homa Bay

Nadifa Osman

Nadifa Osman

former member of the 2012 - 2016 Federal Republic of Somalia’s Parliament and the former Minster of Public Works & Reconstruction.

Pavu Juma Abdalla

Pavu Juma Abdalla

A Tanzanian politician and social activist from the Zanzibar Islands, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania.

Stenah Shampile

Stenah Shampile

Serves on the International Relations Committee of Zambia’s liberal political party, the United Party for National Development (UPND).

Yandé Sarr Ndiaye

Yandé Sarr Ndiaye

Entered politics in 2004, as an activist and political leader in the municipality of Thiès Ouest for the liberal party REWMI, which holds the majority in her city.

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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