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Ugandan Makes It To African Woman Awards Nominees

Following weeks of public nominations from across the continent and its Diaspora, the final nominees for the much-anticipated New African Woman Awards 2017 have been announced.
The awards, in their second edition are organized by the New African Woman magazine.
Uganda’s Rhoda Peace Tumusiime has made it to the list dominated by Kenyans and Nigerians.
Tumusiime holds Bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics; Master’s in Economics, Planning and Managing Rural Dev.; diploma in Women and Development. She previously worked in senior positions in the Government of Uganda, including Commissioner for Agriculture Planning and Commissioner for Women and Development.
She is currently, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union.
She has championed causes such as women empowerment, poverty eradication, agricultural development, strategic planning and partnership building, among others.

Chosen in 12 categories, 68 ground-breaking women have made the final list which will now be adjudicated by a special panel of judges, and the winners in each category will be announced on 12 April at a Gala Dinner in Dakar, Senegal.

The new UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, Somalia’s first female presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib, Gambia’s doyen of democratic change, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the South African Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya and her fellow countrywoman, former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, are some of the other notable names that made the final list from the thousands of nominations received.
You can get full list of nominees in the following link; https://goo.gl/UK82eD.
The New African Woman Awards and Forum, first held in London in March last year, under the theme “Changing The Game”, were born from the ethos that launched New African Woman magazine nine years ago: to boldly and positively highlight, share and represent African women’s issues, on the premise that women are an indispensable element in Africa’s growth story, and to celebrate the women contributing to that change.

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