UNILAG Hosts Women for Africa Foundation (WAF) Delegation for Leadership Development Programme

UNILAG Hosts Women for Africa Foundation (WAF) Delegation for Leadership Development Programme

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) welcomed a delegation from the Women for Africa Foundation (WAF) on Monday, March 4, 2024, in preparation for the commencement of its Female Professors’ Leadership Development Programme, known as the Nigeria Wins Project. The programme, scheduled from March 4 to March 7, 2024, is hosted by UNILAG.

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The WAF delegation, led by the Foundation’s Director General, Teresa Langle De Paz, comprised Belen Cadro, Ainhoa Marin, Irene Izejwire, and Evelyn Lanka. Also present were distinguished recipients of the WAF leadership training programme, including Professor Ayoka Olusakin, Professor Grace Otinwa, and Professor Ngozi Okafor.

The reception of the WAF delegation was overseen by UNILAG's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services), Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa, alongside the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Management Services and Academics & Research, Professor L.O Chukwu, and Professor Bola Oboh. They were joined by the Acting Registrar, O. E. Makinde, and Bursar, Mrs. O. Y. Adekunle, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, OON, FAS.

Professor Atsenuwa expressed UNILAG’s appreciation for the Foundation's leadership development training programme, particularly highlighting the Nigeria Wins Project's focus on equipping women academics with leadership skills. She emphasized the importance of extending the programme to non-teaching staff to ensure alignment in leadership orientation across the university.

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Teresa Langle De Paz, Director General of the Foundation, noted that it was the first time WAF had organized a programme specifically for women academics. She highlighted the Foundation's previous training programmes for women politicians and influential leaders in society, expressing confidence that women academics would impart their knowledge in the classroom, benefiting future leaders.

Reflecting on her experience as a beneficiary of the programme, Professor Grace Otinwa described it as deeply enriching. She expressed gratitude for the teachings on emotional intelligence, teaching methodology, and mentoring skills, emphasizing the invaluable impact on her professional development.

The collaboration between UNILAG and the Women for Africa Foundation underscores a commitment to advancing leadership development opportunities for women academics and promoting gender equity in higher education.

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For further inquiries about the programme, individuals are encouraged to contact the University of Lagos for assistance and additional information.

UNILAG remains dedicated to fostering academic excellence and leadership development within its community, paving the way for a brighter future for all.