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Young African Women Leaders Forum: Releases


Date: 05/01/2013 Description: First Lady Michelle Obama (center) with visiting participants at the Young African Women Leaders Forum in 2011 in Washington, DC. © White House Image

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana during an official visit to Africa. During the trip, from June 21 – 26, Mrs. Obama delivered the keynote address to a U.S.-sponsored Young African Women Leaders Forum in South Africa.  Forum participants included young women from across sub-Saharan Africa who are leading or involved in social and economic initiatives in their own countries.  The Forum builds on the Obama Administration’s ongoing engagement with the next generation of African leaders and the momentum of the August 2010 President’s Forum with Young African Leaders held at the White House.


-08/26/11  The Untapped Power of the Somali Diaspora; Washington, DC
-07/07/11  Follow-Up Discussion: Global Webchat Connects Youth From Africa to Youth in the United States; Washington, DC
-06/17/11  Join a Dialogue With Young African Women Leaders; Washington, DC
-06/03/11  First Lady Michelle Obama To Visit South Africa and Botswana; Washington, DC
-05/06/11  Under Secretary of State Judith A. McHale Traveling to South Africa and Senegal; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC
-04/30/11  Dialogue With Young African Leaders; Office of the Spokesman; Washington, DC

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