Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has been awarded the prestigious Order of Isabella the Catholic with the rank of Knight Commander by His Majesty the King of Spain, Felipe VI, for his contribution towards the empowerment of African Women through the NEPAD Spanish Fund.
“Whenever I think of the virtues and the indomitable spirit that epitomises the African woman, I am reminded of the heroines across the African continent, who stood up against the forces of colonialism and occupation,” President Robert Mugabe.
African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has emphasised that the NEPAD Agency has a key role to play in realising Agenda 2063, particularly with regard to the empowerment of African women.
NEPAD CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has paid tribute to the exemplary leadership of the AfDB President Dr Donald Kaberuka as he prepares to leave at the end of 2015 after a successful completion of a two-year term at the helm of the Bank.
The NEPAD Spanish Fund and Communaute Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL) have officially handed over a newly built trans-border market facility to women entrepreneurs in the Great Lake Region.