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Strategic planning for effective national programs: First Ladies Initiative hosts advisor training session
Following the Investing in Our Future forum in Washington, D.C., the Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative held an Advisor Training Session focused on “Strategic Planning for Effective National Programs” in Riggs Library at Georgetown University.
From building a program road map to collaborating for impact, the August 7th session, attended by First Ladies’ senior advisors, focused on the concepts and processes integral to effective strategy planning and program development.
The First Ladies Initiative is a program of the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative, and helps prepare First Ladies’ senior advisors and staff with training sessions on effective governance, strategic planning, and communication, and also fosters public-private partnerships by connecting First Ladies with funding partners, corporations, and NGOs. These efforts help First Ladies effectively use their unique platforms to promote issues and programs that improve the lives of women and children in their countries, with an initial focus on Africa.
A Conversation: The Power and Influence of a First Spouse
At the 2017 Annual Concordia Summit Mrs. Laura Bush had a conversation with the First Lady of Namibia Monica Geingos and First Lady of Panama Lorena Castillo García de Varela about the role of first spouses, the value of women’s leadership, and how first spouses can be prominent voices for change around the world.
Staying the Course in Afghanistan
Afghan women have made hard-won gains in the past decade. Today, girls can attend school. Women hold important positions in local and national government and play a vital role in the economy. Yet, serious threats to women remain.
Three Reasons Economic Growth in Africa Benefits the United States
On President George W. Bush’s trip this month to Africa, he underscored the importance of sustaining American foreign assistance programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Economic development initiatives in Africa likewise are critical to the stability of the region and in America's interests.