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Mobilizing Women for Economic Development: The Effects of Brain Drain

Africa House collaborated with the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service to present, “Mobilizing Women for Economic Development” with Former First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings. The Dean of NYU Wagner, Ellen Schall, made opening remarks. The lecture was followed by a Q & A with a wine and cheese reception. The former first lady of Ghana is committed to engaging women in the socio-economic and political progress of society by focusing her career on empowering them and putting both women and children on the political agenda. Mrs. Rawlings is also credited with the movement Two Million Strong, where 870 pre-schools were set up for child-development. She is the founder of the grassroots 31st December Women’s Movement in Ghana. Thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Rawlings, Ghana was one of the first nations approved by the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child in 1991.