2005 MMF Annual Lecture

Empowering Women, Building Foundations, and Celebrating Milestones

The Murtala Muhammed Foundation continued its tradition of hosting impactful events and embarking on significant initiatives in 2005. Here’s a glimpse into the key activities that shaped the 9th Annual Lecture and the foundation’s endeavors during this year:

  1. Empowering Women Through Wisdom: Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela’s Lecture:

    • The 9th Annual Lecture welcomed Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela, an iconic figure in the realms of human rights and international development. Mrs. Mandela delivered a thought-provoking lecture on “Breaking barriers and limitations – Role of women in development,” emphasizing the critical role of women in driving societal progress.
  2. Honoring Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela:

    • A dinner was held in honor of Mrs. Graca Machel Mandela at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. This provided an opportunity for dignitaries, thought leaders, and supporters to engage in meaningful conversations and celebrate the contributions of an influential advocate for women’s rights.
  3. Founding Ethical Leadership: Murtala Muhammed Centre for Ethics and Leadership:

    • The foundation embarked on a significant journey with the commencement of the construction of the Murtala Muhammed Centre for Ethics and Leadership in Abuja. This initiative underscored the commitment to fostering ethical leadership, a crucial component in the development of a nation.
  4. Global Collaboration: Water Conference Partnership in Pretoria, South Africa:

    • The foundation forged a partnership with the Global Water Partnership for the Water Conference in Pretoria, South Africa. This collaboration highlighted the commitment to addressing global challenges and promoting sustainable practices in water resource management.
  5. Milestone Celebration: 30th Anniversary:

    • The year 2005 marked a significant milestone – the 30th anniversary of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation. This celebration was a testament to the enduring impact of the foundation’s work over the years, symbolizing dedication to its mission and goals.

In 2005, the Murtala Muhammed Foundation continued to demonstrate a multifaceted approach, addressing critical issues, celebrating achievements, and laying the foundation for future endeavors. As we delve deeper into the foundation’s history, we will uncover more stories of resilience, progress, and commitment to positive change. Stay tuned for further insights into the subsequent years of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture.

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