With the participation of Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, five former women presidents and prime ministers, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Graça Machel and the UN Secretary-General, the event aims to demonstrate women’s leadership on climate action and highlighting gender-responsive actions at all levels.
Mrs Graça Machel recently attended a gathering of businesswomen in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which was held with the aim of empowering local business women’s associations in that country.
The Graça Machel Trust is building a pan-African network of women in agriculture with the aim of enabling women to collectively influence policies in the agricultural sector and firmly occupy the driving seat of food production in Africa.
Mrs Graça Machel, will host Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, where they will both participate in Gender in Dialogue, an event taking place on Sunday, 10 August at Jameson Hall at the University of Cape Town.
I am honoured to be here with you today, at your graduation from one of the finest universities in the world focusing on Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
In my capacity as President of SOAS, University of London, it is my pleasure to welcome you and our graduands’ families, friends and supporters to this occasion of celebration.
As some of you may know, I have been a social and political activist over many decades, and have advocated for women’s and children’s rights. I am convinced that joining the SOAS family will enrich me personally, and enlighten my work and that of networks I am associated with.