Chairperson of the Multiparty Women's Caucus in the KZN Legislature, Honorable Celiwe Madlopha at the Training in Durban.
The last training workshop for the year was conducted on the 23rd of November 2022 at Elangeni Hotel in Durban. The thrust of the workshop sought to educate/train women on the role of Pan African Parliament (PAP) and on Agenda 2063. During the planning of the training workshop, DDP had invited the Pan African Parliament to attend and present at the workshop but the organ failed to pitch up due to some bureaucratic challenges within the organ. However beside this set back the training workshop went ahead and DDP presented at the workshop. Through the training workshop, the women caucus got an opportunity to be trained and educated on the role of Pan African Parliament, its role, mandate and activities and how best as the KZN women’s caucus they can engage and popularise the work of the Pan African Parliament to the grassroots. The caucus was also empowered with members testifying that through the workshop the AU’s Agenda 2063 has been simplified for them and they now have a clear picture on how best as women parliamentarians can do to ensure that the 7 aspirations of the agenda are achieved. The workshop also gave members an opportunity to discuss and identify some of the challenges that may hinder the realisation of this agenda and these include too much IMF/World Bank borrowing, lack of unity amongst Africans, poverty etc. Members also highlighted that they were excited to know about the role of Pan African Parliament and recommended that they would in future want to meet with the Pan African Parliament Committee on Gender, Family, youth and children so as to identify areas of collaboration and cooperation to avoid working in silos on important matters affecting the continent.