The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) in collaboration with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) and ESAMI on 20th September 2022 in Dodoma and on 16th of September in Zanzibar, held a Graduation Ceremony for Women Parliamentarians after completion of the Female Future Programme for Women Parliamentarians in Zanzibar & Dodoma.
For Tanzania National Assembly, the Chief Guest of this occasion that was held in Dodoma was the Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office (Labour, Youth, Employment and Persons with Disabilities), Hon. Prof. Joyce Ndalichako (MP). She congratulated ATE, NHO, ESAMI and ILO for making this initiative a success. She added that it is promising to see the private sector and the Government work together in several initiatives in achieving gender equality in Leadership.
For the Women Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives, the graduation ceremony was held at the House of Representative Hall and the Chief Guest of the event was the Speaker of the House, Hon. Zubeir Ali Maulid accompanied by his Deputy Speaker Hon. Mgeni Hassan Juma. together with Hon. Hamza Hassan Juma, Minister of State, Second Vice-President’s Office, Policy, Coordination and House of Representatives.
Female Future Tanzania for Women Parliamentarians: Graduation in Zanzibar
The Female Future Training for Women Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives that was held from 12th to 16th September 2022 was followed by a graduation ceremony.
Some of the Participants of Female Future Programs for Women Members of the Zanzibar House of Representatives receiving certificates after completion of the course.
Female Future Tanzania for Women Parliamentarians: Graduation in Dodoma
During the graduation ceremony in Dodoma, ATE CEO, Ms. Suzanne Ndomba-Doran, stated that it is hoped that the training will add value on the implementation of the activities of the Members of Parliament such as on representing their people, enacting laws and policies that are gender inclusive their presentations skills, communication skills especially in the digital space and their overall duties as representatives of the people.
ATE Chairperson, Ms. Jayne Nyimbo, on her remarks stated that it’s a milestone for the Association to witness the female future programme moving from private Sector to the Government. She thanked all who made this a success.
Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Elisabeth Jacobsen said that better female representation and more gender awareness among decision-makers will help foster reforms in moving towards more inclusive legal frameworks and policies relevant to the population.
The Chairperson of the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group (TWPG), Hon. Shally Josepha Raymond, giving remarks thanked ATE for the opportunity and assured that the skills acquired will be in good use.
ESAMI representative, Prof. Apollonia Kerenge, thanked ATE for its continue partnership in training women leaders through female future programme that started with the private sector and now the Female Parliamentarians in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
Some of the women Parliamentarians receiving their certificates during the graduation ceremony that was held at Pius Msekwa Hall, Dodoma.