By: Patricia Ngwale
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in agriculture (RUFORUM) and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) organized a four-day leadership training for female mid-level and senior managers from government departments, public universities and other statutory corporations.
The training which took place in Lilongwe at Ufulu Gardens from 19th to 22nd June 2017 saw 35 participants being equipped with critical factors for women’s professional growth and advancement which include time management, hard work and determination, balancing reproductive and productive roles, personal advancement in education and training, resourcefulness, networking with positive colleagues and deliver with merit and professional touch among others.
Speaking during the opening of the event, Chief Director in the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare, Mrs. Chimwemwe Banda hailed RURORUM and AWARD for the initiative saying the training will strengthen the leadership roles of these mid-career women professionals.
“The course will also strengthen institutions by providing role model leadership based on core values of inclusiveness, performance, transparency, integrity and efficiency,” said Mrs. Banda.
She added that the initiative is in line with the policies of the Malawi government to achieve gender equality and increase the numbers of women in decision making positions at all the levels.
Source: The Executive Maison, Liberia – See more at: http://www.emansion.gov.lr/2press.php?news_id=4081&related=7&pg=sp#sthash.cnwCALTd.dpuf