This year’s convention has quite a diverse and exciting groups of speakers. And the names keep rolling in. Mwila Chigaga and Ramkumar Raju committed last week to speak at the convention, joining a roster that already includes a former Australian cricket star and the founder of the World Toilet Organization, among others.
Chigaga is a former Rotary Peace Fellow and senior regional gender specialist for the African region of the United Nations International Labour Organization. She helps create programs for women to facilitate equal access to opportunities. In an interview, Chigaga breaks down these programs, and how her life’s work “fits in perfectly” with who she is as a person. Also check out this Q&A with Chigaga where she opens up more broadly about Africa and the effects of the recent global financial crisis.
Meanwhile, Raju is a Rotaract representative from Rotary District 3230 in India and a member of the Rotaract Club of Madras Central, Tamil Nadu. Raju helped form a team last year that gathered 10,000 Rotaractors for the Presidential New Generations Conference held in Chennai. He writes about the experience for Rotary Voices.
New speakers are committing to the convention each week, so make sure to check back often for the latest updates.