On Monday, 25 May the Pan African Parliament (PAP) hosted an Africa Day celebration under the theme “2015 The Year of Women’s Empowerment and Development Towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”. The event was chaired by Advocate Madasa and Dr Nkosazana Zuma Dlamini was the keynote speaker. Other speakers consisted of Madame Assetou KOITE, President of Pan African Women’s Organisation (PAWO), Mrs Phumzile MLAMBO-NGCUKA, United Nations under Secretary General & The Executive Director of UN Women, Ambassador Bene L. M’POKO, Dean of the African Ambassadors to RSA and Ambassador Gertrude I. MONGELLA, First President of the Pan-African Parliament.
The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) was part of the civil society organisations granted the opportunity to exhibit information about their organisations. The SALO team also had the privilege to interact with various African parliamentarians and distributed knowledge products generated from SALO dialogues.