The Crans Montana Forum is very pleased to announce that Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Advisor at Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI), has accepted to join the African Women’s Forum Honorary Committee.
Former Vice President of the World Bank Africa and Federal Minister of Education in her Country, Nigeria, Dr. Oby co-founded Transparency International and took part in the international mobilization following the kidnapping of 276 girls from Chibok’s High School (Nigeria), creating the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls.
The Crans Montana Forum has kept fond memories of her active participation during the 2018 Forum on Africa & South-South Cooperation in Dakhla (Morocco), where she made a moving intervention during the African Women’s Forum special Programme and received the Forum’s Gold Medal for her actions and exceptional career path.
A few months later, the Crans Montana Forum offered her to join the Honorary Committee of the Crans Montana African Women’s Forum.
Her personal life-long commitment towards Women is a strong signal and inspiration for all of them. We have no doubt that she will provide valuable support to our Initiative.