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Events

General Assembly

FAWE’s membership consists of three categories:

1. Full members

  • Serving women ministers and deputy ministers of education
  • Serving women vice-chancellors, presidents of universities and deputy vice-chancellors
  • Prominent women educationalists, including retired executive directors and chairpersons of FAWE
  • The five founding members of FAWE
  • Serving women permanent secretaries and/or directors of education in education ministries provided such a person is the highest serving woman in the ministry

2. Associate members

  • Serving male ministers of education who are committed to the objectives of FAWE and its mandate and invited by the Executive Committee at its own discretion
  • Former women ministers and deputy ministers, former permanent secretaries and directors of education, and former vice-chancellors and presidents of universities and deputy vice-chancellors
  • Serving women ministers and deputy ministers other than ministers or deputy ministers of education
  • Women parliamentarians

3. Affiliate members

  • FAWE National Chapters
  • Individuals and institutions committed to FAWE’s objectives and mandate and invited by the Executive Committee at its own discretion

Full members

Hon. Namirembe Bitamazire
Minister of State for Primary Education
Ministry of Education
Uganda

Mrs. Mwatumu Malale
Chairperson
FAWE Tanzania
Tanzania

Hon. Gennet Zewide
Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to India
Ethiopia

Prof. Leah Marangu
Vice-Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
Kenya

Prof. Florida Karani
University of Nairobi
Kenya

Mrs. Naomy Wangai
Former Director of Gender (retired)
Ministry of Education
Kenya

Mme. Francisca Espirito Santo
Governor of Luanda Province
Angola

Prof. Lydia Makhubu
University of Swaziland
Kwaluseni Campus
Swaziland

Prof. Dorothy Njeuma
Vice-Chancellor
University of Yaoundé
Cameroon

Mrs. Barbara Chilangwa
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Community Development and Social Services
Zambia

Mme. Monaicha Cheikh Mohaya
Secretary General of the Government
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros

Ms. Sebtuu Nassor
Commissioner of Education
Department of Education, Vuga
Zanzibar

Prof. Olive Mugenda
Vice-Chancellor
Kenyatta University
Kenya

Dr. Primrose Kurasha
Vice-Chancellor
Zimbabwe Open University
Zimbabwe

Dr. Beatrice Wabudeya
Former Minister in the Office of the President
Ministry of Education
Uganda

Hon. Halimatou Haman Adama
Minister
Ministry of Basic Education
Cameroon

Prof. Mary Okwakol
Vice-Chancellor
Busitema University
Uganda

Ms. Bishagar Therese
Ministry of Education
Kigali Health Institute
Rwanda

Hon. Prof. Arthur M R A Lydia Brito
Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Mozambique

Prof. Rosalind Mutua
Vice-Chancellor
Kiriri Women’s University
Kenya

Hon. Christine Churcher
C/o FAWE Ghana
Ghana

Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon
Minister for Health
Republic of Seychelles

Hon. Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya
Minister for Education in Charge of Primary and Secondary Education
Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research
Rwanda

Hon. Naledi Pandor
Minister of Education
South Africa

Ms. Ruth Hiyob Mollel
Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher
Education
Tanzania

Hon. Rosalie Kama Niamayoua
Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in Charge of Literacy
Republic of Congo

Hon. Mrs. Awa Gueye Kebe
Minister of Family Affairs and Early Childhood
Senegal

Hon. Mrs. Hajyi Bintu Ibrahim Mousa
Minister of State for Education
Nigeria

Hon. Mrs. Rafiatou Karimou
Minister of Primary and Secondary Education
Benin

Hon. Ms. Fatou Lamin-Fye
Secretary of State for Education
Department of State for Education
The Gambia

Hon. Mrs. Beth Mugo
Assistant Minister of Education
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Kenya

Dr. Antonia Joaquim da Costa Xavier
Deputy Minister of Education
Ministry of Education
Mozambique

Prof. Margaret Kamal
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Moi University
Kenya

Hon. Dr. Naomi Katunzi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Tanzania

Dr. Hope Cynthia Sadza
Executive Chairperson of the Women’s
University in Africa
Education Services Centre
Zimbabwe

Hon. Constance Simelame
Minister of Education
Swaziland

Hon. Anna Andrew Kachikho
Minister for Education
Malawi

Hon. Becky Ndjoze-Ojo
Deputy Minister of Education
Ministry of Education
Namibia

Founding members

Prominent women educationalists

Ms. Josephine Ntahobri
African Girls’ Education Initiative
Burundi

Mme. Salomé Lesse Ngaba Zogo
Former National Inspector for Education
Cameroon

Dr. Meria Damalisy Nowa-Phiri
Ministry of Health and Population
Malawi

Dr. Enala Tembo-Mwase
Department of Paraclinical Studies
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Zambia
Zambia

Ms. Mame Bousso Samb Diack
Member of the National Assembly
Senegal

Dr. Rosina Akua Acheampong
Ghana

Ms. Souley Aissatou
Executive Secretary
Niger National Commission for UNESCO
Niger

Dr. Emebet Mulegeta
Coordinator
Centre for Research Training and Information on Women in Development (CERTWID)
Ethiopia

Female associate members

Prof. Jadesola Akande
Executive Director
Women Law and Nigeria
Nigeria

Chief (Mrs) Veronica Iyabo Anisulowo
Former Minister of State for Education
Nigeria

Ms. Eleonore Margueritte Nerine
Madagascar

Hon. Patience Adow
Ghana

Hon. Christine Amoako-Nuama
Minister for Lands and Forestry
Ghana

Prof. Neo Mathabe
Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Technikon SA
South Africa

Hon. Esi Sutherland-Addy
Research Fellow
University of Ghana
Ghana

Hon. Christiana Thorpe
Founding Chair
FAWE Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone

Hon. Margaret Clerke-Kwesie
Former Deputy Minister of Education
Ghana

Dr. Mamphela Ramphele
Former Vice-President
The World Bank
South Africa

Hon. Aicha Bah Diallo
Former Director
UNESCO Division of Basic Education
France

Hon. Fatoumata Camara Diallo
AMASEF/FAWE Mali
Mali

Hon. Aminata Tall
Former Minister of State
Senegal

H.E. Graça Machel
Fundação para o Desenvolvimentoda da Communidade
Mozambique

Male associate members

Hon. Kalonzo Musyoka
Vice-President and Minister for Home Affairs
Kenya

Hon. Karega Mutahi
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
Kenya

Hon. Mamadou Ndoye
Former Executive Secretary
ADEA
France

Hon. Armoogum Parsuramen
Former Director
UNESCO-BREDA Regional Office
Senegal

Hon. Amanya Mushega
Former Minister of Education
Uganda

Hon. Joseph Mungai
Minister of Education
Tanzania

Hon. Dr. Edward K Makubuya
Minister of Education and Sports
Uganda

Hon. Dr. George Nga Mtafu
Member of Parliament
Malawi

Hon. Henry Kosgey
Former Minister of Education
Kenya

Prof. Romain Munenzi
Minister of Education
Rwanda

Hon. M Fidèle Kentega
Minister of Basic Education and Literacy
Burkina Faso

Hon. M Almany Fode Sylla
Ministry of Education and Professional Training
Guinea

Hon. Prof. Moustapha Sourang
Ministry of Education
Senegal

Hon. Mr. Moustapha Dicko
Former Minister of National Education
Mali

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