Women conservationists in Africa converged in Limuru, Kenya for a week long leadership training and conference from 14th February – 20th February 2020. The 30 women who were selected amidst competitive screening of 500 applicants from across 32 African countries participated in this programme organised by Pathways Africa 2020. The Leadership programme facilitated by two experienced internationally recognised coaches/trainers, focused on Knowing Yourself, Theory to Practice – from Self to Teams and Creating Networks and Paying it Forward. While the conference which had about 200 attendees with the tag “Open the Door to Diverse Voices” provided a more participatory format with training opportunities and conversations.
Her Excellency, Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady, Republic of Kenya delivered the keynote address at the conference. She stressed the fact that women were responsible for everyday decision about food, water, security and health. She commended the efforts in conservation made by women leaders in conservation.
The Chair, Environmental Development and Social Justice Initiatives (EDSI), Ms G. Fayomi from Nigeria, was one of the 30 women leaders in conservation that attended the Pathways Kenya 2020 training/conference.