The Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative engages and supports First Ladies from around the world to effectively use their unique platforms by:

  • Partnering with First Ladies to build a robust network of women working to advance education, good health and economic opportunity for women and children worldwide
  • Preparing the First Ladies’ senior advisors and staff with training sessions on effective governance, strategic planning, communication and more
  • Providing the relevant tools to establish effective First Ladies’ offices and to identify the most critical policy initiatives and areas of advocacy for each First Lady
  • Fostering public-private partnerships for First Ladies by connecting them with funding partners, corporations and NGOs

Investing in Our Future at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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As part of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on August 6, the Office of the First Lady, the George W. Bush Institute, and the U.S. Department of State hosted a day-long forum focused on the impact of investments in education, health, and public-private partnerships.

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