The World Food Prize Foundation

2016 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda

Former President of the Republic of Malawi and Founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation

An entrepreneur, activist, politician and a philanthropist, Her Excellency President Joyce Banda is the Former President of the Republic of Malawi having ruled from 2012 -2014. She founded the Joyce Banda Foundation International, which seeks to transform villages through its 5 pillars namely; Women’s Income, Education, Maternal Health/HIV/AIDS, Leadership, and Rights.  Currently the Joyce Banda Foundation International has benefited over 1.3 million people in Malawi. On international scene President Banda was instrumental in formation of such organization is a African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (AFWE) currently running in 41 countries in Africa, Council for the Economic Empowerment of Women in Africa (CEEWA) and Americans & Africans Business Women’s Alliance (AABWA) of which she served as First President.

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