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July 1, 2019
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Bvudzai Magadzire Announced as New Obama Foundation African Leader
Seattle — Today, Bvudzai Magadzire announced that she is among its second cohort of Obama Foundation African Leaders, 200 rising leaders from 45 countries around the continent who will convene in Johannesburg July 10-14 and participate in a year-long leadership development program.
Bvudzai leads the regional research and advocacy agenda for VillageReach’s work in improving health outcomes in select African countries.
The Leaders: Africa gathering will include plenary sessions, skill-building workshops, leadership development training, service projects and opportunities for connection among leaders across sectors and geographies. Through such sessions, Leaders will grapple with ethical dilemmas and work on creative, values-driven approaches to problem solving. They will also explore how their personal narratives can be used to support and enhance their leadership. When participants return to their communities, virtual programming will continue for a year through a speaker series, technical trainings, educational workshops, action plan guidance, and support and amplification from the Foundation.
“The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program builds on the success of the 2018 inaugural class, bringing together a committed…