Drivers of Change

Drivers of Change : Marie Michelle Lepredour : Curepipe COE

Drivers of Change : Marie Michelle Lepredour : Curepipe COE

“La femme peut faire la politique aussi bien que les hommes, voire meme mieux.” My most memorable experience would have to be when I was the winner of the SADC Gender Protocol Summit 2013 here and then I flew to SA for the regional summit. Never did I think that one day I would fly on behalf of a competition. I will […]

April 1, 2020 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

A society with equal opportunities for men and women

I am Maria Helena José Correia Langa, currently Mayor of Mandlakazi, I as President and Leader promote participatory governance involving children, young, girls, boys, women and men also get involved all social strata and based governance in most of the will I am a leader who actively work for education of girls and combating domestic […]

Mozambique: Making Boane a Green Council

My name is, Lapido Jacinto Loureiro, married, father of three daughters, Master of Technology Management and Engineering training mechanic, born in Montepuez, Cabo Delgado. I am currently the President of the Municipal Council of Vila Boane, I am a charismatic leader and result-oriented, my satisfaction is my team and above all, the citizens. My vision […]

January 24, 2020 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

M. Bali: The Candle Spreading Light

Bali joined the Ministry of Women’s Rights, Child Development and Family Welfare as Coordinator of the Women’s Unit in 1991. At that time, the Women’s Unit was primarily implementing programmes through its network of four Women Centres and about 500 Women Associations affiliated to the National Women’s Council. She has been part of journey where […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Isabelle David: Architect of a more colourful and joyful community

Isabelle David Philippe, a 33-year old woman, is a strong advocate of gender equality, LGBT rights and Children’s rights. Her uniqueness lies in her people-centered in preventing violence and substance use among children. Isabelle’s strength and support system are her husband and her child. Isabelle, who was once employed as a teacher, now devotes her […]

October 9, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zimbabwe: Sikhululekile Moyo

Zimbabwe: Sikhululekile Moyo

Sikhululekile Moyo My major driving mission statements are ” To change your experience, change your perceptions” and “Plan your work, work your plan”. I started off as a youth representative in the youth residence association where I gained experience on how to mobilize and lead the youth in my area on civic matters. I also […]

September 16, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe: Agnes Tore

I got involved in women empowerment programmes way before I was selected to be a councillor. It all started when I was inspired by a councillor who was a gender champion in the previous term. We shared the same political party. She used to invite us for gender workshops, meetings and social gatherings. I got […]

September 3, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zimbabwe: Resta Dzvinyangoma

Born in 1974 in a family of 5, I was deprived to sit for my Ordinary level examinations by my father in favour of my brothers. My mother had no voice since he said he paid lobola and a waste of resources. I was hurt but to no avail. He ordered me to run his […]

Zimbabwe: Machiveyi Makore

Machiveyi  Makore: Driver of Change I became a councillor in 2013. As a person with a passion for women issues, I became a member of the gender committee since our council is a centre of excellence in gender mainstreaming. This is how I got involved in gender work. The gender committee is the hub of […]

Botswana: Layani Elias

Mr Elias is a broadcast journalist by profession, working for the government of Botswana under the Ministry of Basic Education in the Department of Educational broadcasting. He is also the founder of Broadcasters Organization, a youth organization that empowers girls and boys and women and men on different issues including gender and education. He cites […]

July 6, 2019 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work