April 3, 2019

Obiageli Ezekwesili bags Howard University’s Vanguard Award

Founder of #bringbackourgirls campaign and former Vice-President of the World Bank for Africa, Obiageli Ezekwesili has been honored with the prestigious Vanguard Award by Howard University.

Joining a panel of distinguished keynote speakers, March 6 in the 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration at Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building, Washington D.C, with conversation centered around the official International Women’s Day theme – #BalanceForBetter, with insight from women in Politics and in Law, Ezekwesili was honored with the Vanguard Woman of the Year Award after the conversation.

This was in recognition of “her trail blazing contribution to Africa and global development and for setting a path for younger generations.”

The moderated panel featured: Hauwa Ibrahim, Ph.D. human rights lawyer and winner of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize, alongside Obiageli Ezekwesili, Ph.D. the former Vice-President of the World Bank Africa Division, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Founder of #BringBackOurGirls while, Seasoned international broadcast journalist, Linord Moudou, moderated the panel.

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