MALAWI MISSION INVOLVING ALL PROGRAMMES, 07 – 10 March 2016:The Graca Machel Trust met with Government of Malawi representatives, members of civil society and women’s business associations to discuss pertinent issues including: child nutrition, advancing women in business, the Food Basket Initiative, child rights and girl child advocacy. Together with the Malawi Government and the United Nations Agencies, Mrs. Machel will also host a panel discussion on 9th March under the theme: SDGs: What does this mean for Malawi?
AFRICAN LEADERSHIP UNIVERSITY, MAURITIUS -Opening as Chancellor, 17 March 2016: The African Leadership University, launched in Mauritius last month with the aim of training Africa’s future leaders, has huge ambitions – to build 25 campuses across the continent and train three million leaders in five decades. It has partnered with Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University to award internationally recognised degrees to graduates
TANZANIA MISSION TO LAUNCH MARA PROJECT AND SUPPORT NETWORKS, 05 – 06 April 2016: The Graça Machel Trust, the Mara Alliance and partners join hands on ambitious project to identify, enroll and retain 20 000 out of school children for 2015/16 enrollments in Mara region, Tanzania According to Executive Director of the Legal and Social Assistance Centre (LSAC) and the Secretary of the Mara Alliance, Mr. Ostack Mligo, the project is being coordinated by the Mara Alliance, a 13 member group comprising the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government in Mara, the Graça Machel Trust (GMT), school committees and a multi sectoral network of non-governmental organisations and government departments in Mara.
DIALOGUE WITH AFRICAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP GROUPS ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, 28 April 2016, Johannesburg with the objective to:
- Clearly define the exact ‘niche’ that each organization occupies
- Provide an update on historical accomplishments and current initiatives for each entity
- Identify any synergies that could exist between various entities
- Find ways to minimize confusion among donors and corporate
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM, 11 – 13 May 2016 Kigali, Rwanda : New York University – Receipt of Honorary Doctorate, : Graca Machel, founder of the Graça Machel Trust; leading African businessman and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu; Akin Adesina, President of the African Development Bank; Phillipe le Houerou, CEO of the International Finance Corporation and Tarek Sultan Al Esso, CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board Agility have been slated to co-chair the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa. Under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to discuss digital economy catalysts that can drive radical structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration on key global and regional challenges, and agree on strategic actions that can deliver shared prosperity across the continent.