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African First Ladies Meet Former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush — Sep. 22, 2010

The first ladies of three African nations—Lesotho, Namibia, and Sierra Leone—met with former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on the sidelines of the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative forum. They discussed various efforts to support the work of the African first ladies, including a new RAND Corporation African First Ladies Fellowship that aims to help first ladies and their staff develop skills for managing an effective first lady's office and learn practical policy-analysis techniques.

The meeting was part of efforts by the RAND Pardee Graduate School and Women's Campaign International to strengthen the capacity of Africa's first ladies and their offices to address health and social problems across Africa.

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Cora Neumann of RAND Corporation; Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia; Madam 'Mathato Sebonoang Mosisili, First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho; Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone; former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush; and Ross Anthony of RAND Corporation
Pictured, L-R: Cora Neumann of RAND Corporation; Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia; Madam 'Mathato Sebonoang Mosisili, First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho; Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone; former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush; and Ross Anthony of RAND Corporation.
Photo credit: James Roderick/RAND
Barbara Bush; Jenna Bush Hager; Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone; former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush; Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia; Anita McBride, former chief of staff to Mrs. Bush; Ross Anthony of RAND Corporation; Madam 'Mathato Sebonoang Mosisili, First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho; Cora Neumann of RAND Corporation; and Amb. Mark Dybul, Global Health Fellow at the Bush Institute and former Coordinator of the U.S. Global AIDS Office
Pictured, clockwise from top left: L-R: Barbara Bush; Jenna Bush Hager; Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone; former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush; Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia; Anita McBride, former chief of staff to Mrs. Bush; Ross Anthony of RAND Corporation; Madam 'Mathato Sebonoang Mosisili, First Lady of the Kingdom of Lesotho; Cora Neumann of RAND Corporation; and Amb. Mark Dybul, Global Health Fellow at the Bush Institute and former Coordinator of the U.S. Global AIDS Office.
Photo credit: James Roderick/RAND

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