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GCIC hosts Duke Corporate Education and International Women’s Forum South Africa

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In January 2024, the GCIC collaborated with Duke Corporate Education and the International Women’s Foundation, South Africa (IWFSA) to host a special event for its cohort of participants, which notably included 41 female professionals. The event provided these participants with a valuable opportunity to engage with GCIC staff and alumni.

The event included a dynamic panel discussion with the theme “Technology Innovations And How We Are Navigating The Digital Vortex.” The panel featured esteemed GCIC alumni Dr. Phylis Addo from Rhema Engineering and Anarpoka Adazabra from Farmio, with moderation by Major General Ntsiki Memela-Motum.

This event aligns closely with the GCIC’s strategic priorities and activities, particularly in the realms of Advocacy and Continuous Ecosystem Building. Through initiatives like storytelling and communication on climate change and climate action, the GCIC aims to drive behavioral change and engage the entrepreneurial ecosystem and stakeholders in the green economy through various online and offline events and channels. Moreover, participating in the event underscores the GCIC’s commitment to addressing Gender issues and women’s economic empowerment, a vital aspect of its work.

Duke Corporate Education brings a unique objective to the table: igniting transformation with creativity and flexibility. Drawing on a globally diverse range of educators, learning methodologies, and modalities, their aim is to push our thinking and create new solutions. Partnering with the IWF organization, which comprises over 7800 pre-eminent women leaders from 34 countries across 6 continents, Duke Corporate Education endeavors to nurture and develop a pipeline of the next generation of women leaders through targeted Leadership Development programs, mentoring, and coaching.

This collaboration between the GCIC, Duke Corporate Education, and IWFSA emphasizes a shared commitment to fostering innovation, empowering women in leadership, and driving positive change in the entrepreneurial landscape.

Under the funding of Global Affairs Canada, the GCIC has forged partnerships with seven organizations sharing similar objectives and goals, aiming to collaboratively address common challenges and work towards shared objectives. Find out more about our policy advocacy partnership with Imani Africa by visiting