As the Governor of Kenya’s Kirinyaga County and the Chairperson of the Council of Governors, Amujae Leader Anne Waiguru has been involved in key climate interventions with several county governments across the country.
Representing the Ministry of Finance at the opening session of the Tax for Development Conference hosted by the International Centre for Tax and Development and the Budget Advocacy Network in Freetown, Dr. Jones weighed in on the role of fiscal revenues in boosting development and improving service delivery.
Speaking with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on his podcast ‘Clear the Air’, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr reflected on her journey so far and discussed her ambitions for Freetown and the future of climate action.
Women’s access to leadership positions is needed more than ever amid the current global challenges we face. Delivering a message of support for women leaders in Africa and across the globe, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joined US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, in a recent discussion at the United States Institute of Peace.
To discuss women’s critical role at the highest levels of leadership, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joined former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard in a recent panel at the Clinton Foundation’s ‘Women’s Voices Summit.’
On the 62nd anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, a group of prominent Nigerian women from all walks of life reflected on their country’s journey through the past six decades, and expressed their hopes and expectations for the future. Among these women is Amujae Leader Dr. Adaeze Oreh who wrote a message of hope and a heartfelt tribute to the people of Nigeria in a recent article in Business Day.
With a loan portfolio fully dedicated to women, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) is playing an active role in helping women entrepreneurs build and grow their own businesses. CEO and Executive Secretary of LSETF, Amujae Leader Tejumola Abisoye is confident that this support is transforming lives and improving the business environment for women in Lagos State.
Rapid urbanization and the global climate change crisis are significant challenges that policymakers must urgently address if cities around the world are to contemplate a productive and sustainable future.
“There can be no global impact without local community input, buy-in, and implementation,” stated Amujae Leader and Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr during her intervention at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers 2022 event in New York.
Africa has been disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change and has an essential part to play in climate discussions, ensuring just and well-financed sustainable growth across the continent.