Ethiopian Transport Minister Dr. Dagmawit Moges has been announced as one of the 15 participants of the Amujae Initiative. The initiative is the flagship program of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development (EJS Center) and is designed to empower women with the necessary leadership skills for public service.
EJS Center was founded by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2020 to highlight successful women in various leadership roles across Africa and empower them even further to take bold and innovative steps in their respective fields.
Besides focusing on their own successes, however, the initiative also aims to illustrate the value of cooperation and “reaching down to pull people up”.
The second cohort of the Amujae initiative includes 14 other women from 10 different countries including experts in fields like youth advocacy, refugee crisis alleviation, healthcare advocacy, and many others. Eight of the women in the cohort hold public office in their respective countries.
Speaking on the announcement of the second cohort, Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (the first female president in Africa) affirmed the work of the initiative with the first cohort and how she expects the second and future cohorts to build on each other’s work to create an integrated network of women in leadership.