Dr Ibrahim Mayaki has been awarded the prestigious Order of Isabella the Catholic with the rank of Knight Commander by His Majesty the King of Spain, Felipe VI, for his contribution towards the empowerment of African Women through the NEPAD Spanish Fund.
“Whenever I think of the virtues and the indomitable spirit that epitomises the African woman, I am reminded of the heroines across the African continent, who stood up against the forces of colonialism and occupation,” President Robert Mugabe.
African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has emphasised that the NEPAD Agency has a key role to play in realising Agenda 2063, particularly with regard to the empowerment of African women.
In 2012, the NEPAD Spanish fund selected FIOM Rwanda as one of the projects to be sponsored during the 2nd call of proposal. FIOM is a non-profit organisation established to respond to poverty related challenges in Rwanda.