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EAGF Green Talent Accelerator is now open for applications

2020-07-30T13:51:33+00:00July 30th, 2020|Political Parties, UK Political Parties international programmes|

Applications for the 2020 Green Talent Accelerator are now open to members of Eastern Africa Greens Federation parties. Applications are warmly encouraged from EAGF members who have either the intention to stand for elected office within the next 2 years or a clear goal they would like to achieve in their current role that would [...]

Robinah Nanyunja: Election campaign plan development

2020-05-28T16:51:18+00:00May 28th, 2020|PPO News, UK Political Parties international programmes|

Robinah Nanyunja, National Chairperson of the Ecological Party of Uganda, participated in the Green Talent Accelerator in 2019. Robinah’s programme focused on supporting her preparations to stand as a candidate in the 2021 Ugandan Parliamentary elections. In particular, Robinah’s objectives were to improve her knowledge in campaigning, fundraising and successfully organising for an election. With [...]

John Kamiri: Coaching for communication, messaging and campaigning

2020-05-28T16:30:08+00:00May 28th, 2020|PPO News, UK Political Parties international programmes|

In 2019, John Kamiri, Secretary General of the Green Congress of Kenya, took part in the Green Talent Accelerator programme. John’s main goal in the programme was to further develop his leadership abilities in his role as a party official, where his responsibilities included acting as the party spokesperson, managing campaigns and communications and assisting [...]

Executive Director of the Green Congress of Kenya visits Green women leaders in the UK

2020-05-28T16:31:51+00:00May 28th, 2020|PPO News, UK Political Parties international programmes|

In September 2019, Anika Jane Dorothy, the Executive Director of the Green Congress of Kenya, visited the UK as a participant in the Green Talent Accelerator, a programme established by WFD’s Multi-Party Office (MPO), the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) and the Eastern Africa Greens Federation (EAGF). The programme provides personalised support to [...]

Alexis Mugisha: Candidate coaching for the Rwandan Senate Elections

2020-05-28T16:31:16+00:00May 28th, 2020|PPO News, UK Political Parties international programmes|

In 2019, Alexis Mugisha, Commissioner General of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and Secretary General of the Eastern Africa Greens Federation (EAGF), participated in the Green Talent Accelerator programme. Alexis planned to stand as a candidate in the Rwandan Senate elections in September 2019, and his objectives in the programme mainly focused on his [...]

Westminster Foundation for Democracy celebrates achievements at annual reception

2019-07-08T16:22:42+00:00July 8th, 2019|Parliamentary, Political Parties, Political party, UK Political Parties international programmes|

On 3 July 2019, WFD hosted their annual reception in Parliament to celebrate their achievements over the last year, after holding a roundtable on youth representation in East Africa. The reception brought together over 120 guests including parliamentarians, civil servants and experts on democracy and international development. Among the guest speakers was Secretary of [...]

SNP support for cross-party women MPs in Malawi

2020-08-13T14:13:09+00:00March 28th, 2019|Political Parties, SNP, Women’s Political Leadership|

Scotland and Malawi have one of the strongest people to people links in the world, with 46% of Scots able to name a friend or family member with a connection to Malawi. This historic partnership and the Scottish National Party’s (SNP) positive experience of women in leadership meant supporting the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus of Malawi [...]

Historic event sees women MPs from across the world in Westminster

2018-12-03T12:41:28+00:00November 29th, 2018|UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 8 November, women MPs from across the world met in Westminster for an historic one-day event to discuss how to make politics more inclusive.  Over 100 MPs from 86 countries united to celebrate the centenary of women's suffrage in the UK. Delegates discussed the specific challenges facing women MPs today and how these might [...]

SNP support for women’s political participation in the Middle East and North Africa

2020-08-13T14:15:22+00:00October 31st, 2018|SNP, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

Emma Armshaw, Head of SNP WFD Office  The Arab Women Parliamentarians’ Network for Equality or Ra’edat is working with the Scottish National Party through its WFD funded work to improve gender equality. Ra'edat developed a regional policy paper calling for changes to political party structures in its 14 member countries in March 2018.  On 14 October, the SNP WFD [...]

UK political parties host international summit on violence against women in politics

2020-08-13T14:18:43+00:00February 27th, 2018|Political party, SNP, UK Political Parties international programmes, Women’s Political Leadership|

On 19-20 March, UK political parties – Conservatives, DUP, Green Party, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Plaid Cymru and SNP – in partnership with WFD, will convene legislators and activists from 20 countries for a two-day conference in London to identify practical means to address violence against women in politics. Over 50 speakers including party leaders, ministers and experts from UN Women, Amnesty International, the [...]