GET YOUR SEAT AT VOKAL DIALOGUES
VOKAL Dialogues are held in Knysna along the Indian Ocean in the heart of South Africa’s scenic garden route.
The first set of dialogues will feature Joyce Banda, the former president of Malawi. Click her for her bio
The theme of our discussion will be developing Shaping African Women into Local, National and Global Leaders. President Banda will also address topical issues such as recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa and their implications for South Africa’s relationship to the rest of the continent.
Dialogues is an opportunity to engage with the featured speaker. The intimate sessions will offer a chance for a deeper engagement with the featured speaker and the potential for a more lasting relationship that would enable interested participants to plot a way forward on sustained engagement on the topics about which the speaker is passionate.
The first session will be held on 28 of February 2020, open to 25 people.
YOUR SEAT IN THE CIRCLE IN ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS IS WAITING FOR YOU.
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VOKAL EVENT WITH EVE BAZAIBA COMING UP FOR MAY/ JUNE 2019, WATCH THIS SPACE FOR CONFIRMED DATES AND TICKET SALES OPENING! *VENUE TO BE FINALIZED – Watch this space!
Eve Bazaiba was born in Stanleyville (currently known as Kisangani) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is the first woman in the DRC to head a major political party, the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (“MLC”). She is also the first woman in Congo to head a parliamentary committee and was one of the leading and most vocal voices of the opposition during the terms of Mobuto Sese Seko, Laurent Kabila and later Joseph Kabilsa.
She graduated in Latin and Philosophy at Bosangani High School in Kinshasa and went ahead to pursue Social, Political and Administrative Sciences at the Faculty of International Relations at Cardinal Malula University (UCM). In 2010, Bazaiba earned a law degree from the Université Protestante au Congo.
In 1988, Bazaiba became an activist of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (“UDPS”). She was arrested several times under the regime of Mobutu, imprisoned for four days under the regime of Laurent Kabila and sued by the government of Joseph Kabila for denouncing government graft primarily within the mining sector. In 2002, she participated in the Sun City negotiations which resulted in the establishment of the transitional government that led to the 2006 elections for the formation of the government of the Third Republic.
In 2007, she was elected to the Senate as a member of the MLC by the Kinshasa Provincial Assembly. Currently, she serves as a Member of the National Parliament and head of the socio-cultural committee of the Parliament.
In December, 2014 she was named as Secretary General of the MLC becoming the first woman to occupy such a post in a leading political party.
She is by far, the most followed Congolese woman leader on social media with over 280,000 followers on Twitter.
She will discuss The Resource Curse in Congo and its Impact on Women
PHOENIX COUNTRY HOUSE (VENUE) collaborating with VOKAL
At Phoenix Country House, used avenue for Vokal, situated majestically overlooking the Indian Ocean in Knysna, South Africa, dialogue participants and the featured speaker are treated to authentic African hospitality and cuisine during the first half of the experience. In the second half, VOKAL facilitators help dialogue subscribers to further process what emerged from their dialogue with the featured speaker and reflect on how they might engage with the issues raised going forward. This one day experience can be combined with a choice of other more traditional African tours, including adventure tours, community tours and wildlife.