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Winnie Kiiza to flag off new team of young women leaders

Some of the 30 young women from across the country at the 24th Alternative and Transformative Leadership Training by the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) in Namugongo, Kampala last year. A new crop is ready to take on the world. FILE  PHOTO VIA @mauryn70

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Former Leader of Opposition in the Ugandan Parliament Winnie Kiiza has been invited to inspire a cohort of girls who have gone through a Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) camp.

FOWODE has in the past eight days conducted an annual “bold and value driven Transformative Leadership camp”  May 13th – 20th, 2019 at Foyer de Charite (Namugongo – Kyoto) in Kampala.

The eight-day residential camp had 45 young women from various districts of Uganda learn and unlearn various concepts, and have gone on to demystify and conquer  several myths.

There will be a certificate awarding ceremony, paired with the launch of a maiden publication titled “The Girl Brand” –  a compilation of change stories narrated by camp alumnae.

This ceremony will attract representatives from MDAs, Civil Society, Academia, Media and camp alumnae, that will be joined by chief guest Winnie Kiiza and guest speakers MPs Lillian Aber and Anna Adeke

The young women leaders were in the past week served with daily challenges that were designed to push them from level to level in terms of their feminism journey, to unlearning gender stereotypes and not forgetting the makings of Uganda  – appreciating our history and how we can use that knowledge to pierce through the existing social, economic and political challenges.

Their communication skills have been enhanced as an essential skill in making them the next generation of leaders that are hungry and zealous to become the
change in their communities.

Over the years FOWODE has trained and mentored young girls in promoting bold and value driven transformative leadership. It is upon this basis that we have followed up on the girls that have graduated different cohorts to see how they are leading in the spaces they occupy.

It is with this in mind that they published ‘The Girl Brand.’ These girls will be sharing
their stories and the work they are currently doing in big and small ways to improve their communities, FOWODE said in a press statement ahead of Monday’s launch.

FOWODE have also prepared a certificate awarding ceremony for various camp alumnae to reward and appreciate them for the various activities they are implementing that stemmed from their stay at the camp.



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