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Women Leadership Untapped

Hadja Saran Daraba Kaba

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2016
Location: Palais des Nations, Room XVII
Date: 21/09/2016

“We need to make use of the extraordinary potential of women in peace negotiation and mediation.”

In this inspiring talk, Dr Saran Daraba Kaba shares her personal experience working with women’s groups to help resolve one of the most violent civil wars of the 20th century, the civil wars in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Dr. Kaba is the Secretary-General of the Mano River Union.

Geneva Peace Talks 2016. Recorded at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 21 September 2016.
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Tags: Afrique,  Civil War,  Conflict Resolution,  Dialogue,  Women

Hadja Saran Daraba Kaba

Secretary General of the Mano River Union

Ambassador Dr Saran Daraba Kaba was appointed as the first female substantive Secretary-General of the Mano River Union in September 2011. Dr Kaba has extensive experience in administrative and women affairs from her previous post as Minister of Social Affairs, Children and Women's Promotion of the Republic of Guinea. She also has a deep private sector background and has taken part in all peace negotiation in the last 10 years within the Mano River Union and West Africa. She also runs the MARWOP NET organisation. In her current role, she looks forward to the Mano River Union becoming the driving force for full integration and development in West Africa.