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Prime Minister to lead first pan-African virtual training programme for female civil servants

Prime Minister to lead first pan-African virtual training programme for female civil servants

The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, on Thursday 28 April will lead the first pan-African virtual training programme for women early in their government careers.

The training session will be free to any women in the first five years of their government career in any of the fifty-four countries in Africa and is convened by and Coca-Cola Africa as part of their Women Heads of State Initiative.

“Training young women in government across Africa is so important because they need to continuously increase their knowledge and skills to ensure an effective and more responsive public service,” she said.

The Chief Executive of, Teresa Clarke said they are motivated to use the media platform they have built over the last twelve years as a force for good.

“The last two years have taught us all about the power of distance learning, and we are excited to partner with Coca-cola Africa to bring free, world-class professional development to every African woman early in her public service career,” she added.

The training is free for any woman in Africa, working in public service, in the first five years of her career and they can register for the training at

Vice President for Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability in Africa, Patricia Obozuwa said they are happy to be supporting this training workshop, which is an excellent opportunity for them to advance gender equality and build the capacity of thousands of emerging African leaders in the civil service.

“Women empowerment is one of the focus areas under our sustainability platform, JAMII, where we commit to unlocking economic opportunities for women across the continent,” she concluded.

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