By DailyNewsUg Correspondent
Kampala, Uganda (DAILYNEWSUG) Harvard educated Allen Asiimwe and her Group of Harvard graduates have launched in Uganda Project Girls 4 Girls (G4G), a global network to empower Young Girls to lead.
Project Girls 4 Girls (G4G) is a project that was started at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a public policy and public administration school, of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
“After Piloting over the last nine months we finally launched #G4G in Uganda on 29/04/2018 at Mary Reparatrix Girls School with the incomparable Amelia Kyambadde MP Mawokota North and Minister of Trade. She shared her powerful story of resilience, persistence, perseverance and determination to live a life of Positivity and service to the underprivileged in her community” Allen said.
Above: Allen and her Harvard Colleagues who founded G4G and took it Global
Above: Allen with Bill Clinton
“Girls 4 Girls was born in 2017 when a group of Harvard graduate students from across the globe recognized that in every corner of the world, something is holding women back from leading in the public sphere. Inspired by each other, we decided to close the gap” Allen added.
Allen Asiimwe says Project Girls 4 Girls (G4G) is about “Talented women who would make effective public leaders are excluded from the pool of available candidates due to financial, social and legal barriers, to the detriment of their communities”.`
Above: Allen with her Idol Luis Moreno Ocampo of the Hague. Ocampo was the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Moreno Ocampo led an investigation against leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army; directed an investigation against Germain Katanga and Matthieu Ngudjolo Chui; He launched ICC’s first trial, of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga, charged Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan, with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity among others.
Above: Allen with Hon Amelia Kyambadde, Ugandas Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives. Hon Amelia is also the Member of Parliament for Mawokota North.
G4G aims to help young women develop the courage, vision, and skills to take on public leadership. Bringing together insights from established leaders and a global network, we will mobilize a generation of mentors to grow the pipeline of women in public leadership.
“We believe in the voices of young women, their hopes and aspirations, and their power to change the world” Allen clarified.
According Allen Asiimwe, “Women in leadership positions have a multiplying effect…and female role models in leadership positions help adolescent girls to aspire to leadership.” Exposure to female leadership, mentorship, and access to education and training can help boost the aspirations of young women and cultivate the capacity to lead.
A grateful Allen said “Thanks to the school management and students, #G4G team, Harvard University Professors and my wonderful tribe of mentors including Florence Nsubuga, Anita Kugonza, Halima Sarah Besisira, Stella Kivila, Agnes Igoye, Ruth Sebatindira SC, Birungi Korutaro, Barbara Magezi, Diana Ninsiima, Annette Rumanyika Mulira, Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe, Harriet Nabakooza Musoke,SandraKirenga, ClareMukasa, EmilyMurugu”.
Above: Allen Asiimwe on a Campaign Team of Hillary Clinton
Above: Allen Asiimwe and other Harvard Graduates with Fela Kuti at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos. It is the replacement of the old Afrika Shrine created in 1970 by his Father Fela Kuti until it was burnt down in 1977.
Allen (above) undertaking research at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Public policy and Public administration Library
About Allen Asiimwe
An advocate with 18 years’ experience in policy work and programme experience in sub Saharan Africa in governance, human rights, justice and regional integration and trade sectors.
She is former Country Director Trademark East Africa, Team Leader TMEA FTP MEACA Adam Smith International, Director International Human Rights Network East Africa and Project Coordinator Netherlands Uganda Support to Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Allen Asiimwe is a Mukiga, from Kabale Uganda.
For more information about G4G please visit website is www.projectg4g.org