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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

It is the beginning of the end here at the Moremi Initiative Institute of 2011. The fellows are now presenting their MiChange presentations, which will be carried out over the course of their year-long fellowship. Hannah from Ghana was first to present today. Half an hour from Tema (just outside of Accra), Luworth district has [...]

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On Wednesday, the fellows began to present their MiChange projects to the entire group who turned out to be a very helpful panel, providing very useful tips and ideas to help one another improve their various projects. Joyce began with her project to be dubbed “Hear our Voice”, a project that seeks to promote the [...]

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Today was a very informative day for the Fellows and an exciting day of the MILEAD Program. The Fellows received a talk from the former President of Ghana, President Rawlings. After introductions the Fellows had the opportunity to ask five questions which he or his spokesperson would answer. Lola asked about what Mr. Rawlings thought [...]

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In the morning, we heard from several fellows and in the afternoon we heard from a surprise speaker! The fellows who spoke were Belise from Rwanda, Hannah from Ghana, Yassin from Gambia, Leboghang from South Africa, Nelly-Shella from Cameroon, Halima from Niger, and Adenze from Nigeria currently living in the U.S., Samar from Egypt, Jokate [...]

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This morning there was a very informative session by Dr. Akua O. Britwin, on ‘Economic Justice: Understanding the Macro-Economic Context’. She was happy to come and lecture the fellows about this, and help to close the generational gap between the generations of activists. The issue of macro-economic development is a global issue that has far [...]

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Today was a day of visits around Accra for the Fellows. It began with a visit to Parliament, where the Fellows were able to take pictures of the lovely building before a short tour of the building. The Fellows then had the chance to sit in a session of Parliament! During this session the Members [...]

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Today, we learned about some critical issues affecting the African continent and the globe which are of great concern for these Moremi Fellows: women’s health and safety, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), poverty, and research. These related elements were all presented as crucial and interrelated aspects of development. Focusing on “Women’s Health and Safety,” [...]

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Today was a day of sharing and learning for the Fellows. It was certainly a day full of emotion and passion! Most of the day was spent with the Fellows sharing their personal stories about how they came to be a Moremi Fellow, their passions and their hopes. Lorato from Botswana shared the story of [...]

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What is your talent? What is your story? What is your legacy? The fellows were faced with tough questions today from their presenters, and learned a lot from listening to one another’s stories, challenges, and successes. Bernice Sam (who asked the fellows to call her Bernice) discussed Women and Investment. Many of the fellows are [...]

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This morning, Dr. Audrey Gadzepko delivered two presentations to the fellows. After a warm welcome from Mawuli, this returning speaker encouraged the fellows to introduce themselves always by first and last name. The first presentation regarding “Effective Communication Skills” said that communicative clarity is a crucial leadership skill. Conveying a clear message is a key [...]

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