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Is Africa Rising: a personal perspective from Winnie Byanyima

Hosted by Department of International Development

Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker

Winnie Byanyima

Chair

Dr Duncan Green

Winnie will reflect on her own life and experiences growing up in Uganda, and discuss the true nature of Africa's growth story and how we must tackle crisis of inequality in Africa. 

Born in Uganda, Winnie Byanyima (@Winnie_Byanyima) is the Executive Director of Oxfam International. She has been a leader on women’s rights, democratic governance and peace building, spanning the diplomatic, multilateral, legislative and civil society arenas. She founded Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE), a leading NGO in Uganda and has served at the African Union Commission and at the United Nations Development Programme as Director of Gender and Development. 

Dr Duncan Green (@fp2p) is Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam, author of From Poverty to Power, and Professor in Practice of International Development at LSE.

The Department of International Development (@LSE_ID) promotes interdisciplinary post-graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.

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