Event (DC): Capacity Building for Women Farmers The Impact of Numeracy and Literacy Training on Household Well-being in Central Mozambique

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010  Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, 499 South Capitol St. SW, Suite 500-B, Washington, DC
To RSVP, please send your name, affiliation, and email to: events@partnership-africa.org

Welcome: Emmy Simmons, Board Member, Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa
Presentation: Maria José Novoa, Senior Associate, NCBA - CLUSA International

Mrs. Novoa has over 30 years of professional experience working in Africa with rural communities and local institutions in the areas of adult education and rural development, training of trainers, producer organization, gender and advocacy. She is one of Africa’s leading experts on functional literacy and numeracy and has played a key role in integrating functional literacy and numeracy into CLUSA farmer business development activities in Africa.

Throughout her career Mrs. Novoa has carried out assignments for numerous organizations, including USAID, European Commission, Swiss Cooperation, African Development Bank, FAO, CIDA/Canada, UNESCO, CARITAS, and several International and African NGOs and Ministries in Africa. Mrs. Novoa holds a BA in Educational Psychology and an M.S. in Education and Development from the University of Minho in Portugal. She is a citizen of Portugal and was raised in Mozambique. She currently resides in South Africa.

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