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Female Leadership Programme (MENA)

Women leaders from 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with prominent positions in business, social entrepreneurship, government or civil society, visited the Netherlands to participate in a new edition of the Female Leadership Programme.

The programme offered the women support in developing their personal leadership skills, opportunities to network with each other and with Dutch organisations, and knowledge exchange. This year’s programme enhanced mutual understanding and created a basis for supporting the women’s efforts to build inclusive societies with equal rights for women and minorities.

‘This programme made me aware of my opportunities, talents and capacity as a leading woman, with a view to taking action in Algeria in the field of gender equality.

Ministry representative: Baukje Dijkstra (Public Diplomacy Group)
RVO.nl representatives: Sabrina Waltmans, Sarafina Boermans (intern)