About the Speaker
H.E. Joyce Banda
Joyce Hilda Banda before becoming president served as the country's first female vice-president. From 2004 to 2014, she served as Malawi's Minister of Women and Children, Foreign Minister, Vice President & President of Malawi from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. She is the founder and leader of the People's Party created in 2011. She also founded 'Joyce Banda Foundation' in 1997 providing women, youth & children with education, better nutrition, economic empowerment & modern housing. It is an organisation that has reached out to 1.3 million Malawians. She is the author of the book "From Day One" on the African girl child.