The Women's Academy for Africa (WAFA) executive visit their new office space in Ghana.
With the first stage of its 2015 training programme completed, WAFA is now preparing itself for the next phase: training women at the national level.
WAFA is already celebrating a number of achievements from its support: individual members have now gone on to be government ministers, to be elected to prominent positions in their parties and even being approached by international organisations to become a trainer.
After meeting and agreeing a plan of action in January this year, WAFA has now delivered four regional workshops, building the skills and capacity of teams of trainers in Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. These 100 women are now ready to take the training to the next level, reaching out to grass roots women from 16 political parties.
A meeting in Ghana in September was an opportunity to review the implementation of the regional workshops and share lessons learned in designing the next stage. It was also an opportunity for the committee to elect a new chair and new regional commissioners for the Central and Southern regions as well as to visit WAFA's offices, gifted by the National Democratic Congress, one of the member parties from Ghana.