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African women leaders hold retreat

In Summary

• The President urged women leaders to develop mechanisms that equip young men and women with appropriate skills, resources and opportunities.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with the african women leaders.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with the african women leaders.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta recently presided over the African Women Leaders Network Leadership Retreat that was held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.

The three-day retreat, which saw women from all parts of African countries convey together unity, leadership and developments among the women. 

Former President of Malawi Joyce Banda said, “Ladies should learn to listen and remind yourselves that you cannot know it all since a person who learns to take advise from others becomes powerful.”

The President urged women leaders to develop mechanisms that equip young men and women with appropriate skills, resources and opportunities.

The African Women Leaders Network is a women’s led movement, launched in 2017 with the support of the African Union Commission and the United Nations.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma with former president of Malawi Joyce Banda
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma with former president of Malawi Joyce Banda
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President Uhuru Kenyatta with former president of Mauritius Ameenah Gurig and Aicha Thiaw from Senegal
President Uhuru Kenyatta with former president of Mauritius Ameenah Gurig and Aicha Thiaw from Senegal
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Human Rights Advocate Betty Murungi,AU special envoy on youths affair Aya Chebbi with AU goodwill ambassador Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda
Human Rights Advocate Betty Murungi,AU special envoy on youths affair Aya Chebbi with AU goodwill ambassador Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda
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Economist from Senegal Tasine Fall with AU special envoy on women peace and security Bineta Diop
Economist from Senegal Tasine Fall with AU special envoy on women peace and security Bineta Diop
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UN deputy secretary Dr Ms Amina J Mohammed
UN deputy secretary Dr Ms Amina J Mohammed
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UN resident coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee with Ministry of Foreign Affairs directorate of international conference Amb Ben Ogutu
UN resident coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee with Ministry of Foreign Affairs directorate of international conference Amb Ben Ogutu
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