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The UN WOMEN Rwanda has provided the NFPO with funding to support women representatives of eleven (11) Political Organizations and one (1) NFPO Staff to participate in the training course on “Political Empowerment of women”, which will be held in Haifa, Israel. The training is organized by the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC) in partnership with MASHAV- Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation and in Cooperation with UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO). The first group of 6 women will attend the training in Israel from August 24- September 10, 2015, and the remaining 6 participants will attend the same training in February 2016.
On this Tuesday, 18th/8/2015, the NFPO Executive Secretary Mr. Oswald BURASANZWE gives briefings to women from Political parties attending this training starting on 24 August.

Mr. Oswald BURASANZWE meeting the first round

“You are not only going to represent your political party but the country of Rwanda, you should adopt the right behavior and be sure to follow all courses and come back to empower other women from the political party you belong to and the country in general” Burasanzwe said.

On the other side, the six women elected among themselves the representative who will lead the Rwandan delegation during the training, Mrs WIBABARA Jennifer from RPF Inkotanyi.

MCTC was established by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation/MASHAV in 1961 to assist in the training of women engaged in community work in the newly emerging states in Africa. Since the establishment of MCTC, nearly 20,000 participants from more than 150 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Oceania, and the Caribbean have attended some 650 capacity building programs and 28 International Conferences for Women Leaders, conducted in Israel.

The objectives of the training will be Reviewing and analyzing supportive policies for the inclusion of women in decision making processes; Encouraging and supporting women to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enter politics and to advance in public life; Recognizing gender biases in local governance and obstacles to the equal participation of women; Sharing existing tools for running campaigns, public speaking, and additional communication skills; Enhancing confidence and skills needed to deliver training to diverse groups; Discussing the role of and opportunities for women in peace building, mediation, and conflict resolution; Learning about challenges and methods for fundraising by women; Becoming familiarized with the concept of transformational leadership in politics; Analyzing case studies in the areas of alliance building, networking, and building coalitions and Experiencing concrete examples of leadership training and women’s empowerment in Israel through study visits.

The Executive Secretary discussing with the first delegation that leaves this August 22

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