Ezekwesili Bags Richard Von Weizsäcker Fellowship In Berlin
Former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has been awarded a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin from September 2019 to February 2020.
Other recipients are an international mediator from South Africa, Brian Currin; former Irish Ambassador, David Donoghue; and former Mayor of the City of Wroclaw, Rafał Dutkiewicz.
Among others are a Professor of Science and Engineering at the Harvard Kennedy School, Sheila Jasanoff; Furosemide Manji; and Natalie Nougayrède
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Since its foundation in 2014, more than 65 decision-makers and experts from around the world have spent a residency at the academy.
While announcing Ezekwesili’s award, the academy said: “She will design a pathway for Nigeria out of its stagnant politics” after the programme.
Ezekwesili, an economic policy expert and Senior Advisor at the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative, is a co-founder of the global anti-corruption group, Transparency International, and formerly a Vice-President of World Bank’s Africa Programme. She was a former Minister of Solid Minerals and later of Education in Nigeria.