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Speaker(s): Fadumo Dayib, Nemata Majeks-Walker, Joice Mujuru
Chair: Tina Fahm

Recorded on 7 March 2017 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

From Germany to Liberia, UK to Argentina, there has been a marked increase in the number of women leaders around the globe in recent years. This event will explore how women leaders are changing the world and the implications for women leaders in Africa. Our panellists will discuss the state of female political representation in their countries; the barriers they have tackled and broken down; as well the lessons to be drawn and implemented from global settings. Women Leaders on the Global stage is an event to celebrate International Womens Day.

Fadumo Dayib is the first woman to run for President of Somalia, standing for the November 2016 election.

Nemata Majeks-Walker is the Founder and first President of the 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone.

Joice Mujuru served as Vice-President of Zimbabwe 2004-14 and is a Presidential candidate for the 2018 elections.

Tina Fahm is CEO of a consulting firm which advises on corporate governance in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a governor of LSE, member of the governing Council and chair of the Audit Committee. Tina is also a commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) the independent body responsible for scrutiny of UK aid. From 2005-14 Tina served as a governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), the UK’s leading democracy building foundation working to strengthen parliaments and support greater democratic accountability in post conflict and fragile states.

Based at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making.

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