Joyce Banda attends education summit in US: Urges world to keep girls in school

Malawi former president Joyce Banda on Tuesday attended a high level meeting on “A world at School: Global Business Coalition for Education” organized by former Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Global Leaders Forum for Education in New York, US.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Brown is UN’s Special Envoy for Education.

Former UK Prime Minister  Gordon Brown, UN special Envoy on Global education & Development Partners with President Joyce Banda after their meeting  in New York.-File Photo

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, UN special Envoy on Global education & Development Partners with President Joyce Banda after their meeting in New York.-File Photo

Malawi ex-president Banda with delegates at the education summit in New York

Malawi ex-president Banda with delegates at the education summit in New York

Malawi’s former leader called for a holistic approach in addressing education especially girls’ education.

Banda argued that there is a “stubborn link” between girls’ education and maternal health, nutrition and population growth and therefore called upon global leaders to increase support in keeping girls in school longer to finish secondary and tertiary education.

In his address, Brown  said the panel discussion is to re-energise the Millennium Development Goal 2 commitment – to get every child into school by the end of 2015.

Brown said there had been great progress at first but that has stalled in the past three years.

“We now face the prospect of there still being more than 50 million – and possibly as many as 60 million – children who are not at school by end of 2015.”

Global Business Coalition for Education launched in 2012, has grown to become the single forum connecting business to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and youth through education.

Its members believe their core business assets, social responsibility and philanthropy – when used in collaboration with government and other stakeholders – can be a powerful tool to expand education for all.

Meanwhile, at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, a communiqué signed by the African first ladies has emphasised the need for development partners to increase investment in adolescent girls’ health in Africa.

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108 thoughts on “Joyce Banda attends education summit in US: Urges world to keep girls in school”

  1. Chikumbutso Msiska says:

    Keep It Up, Amayi Dzabwino Dzilitsogolo, God Is See What You Are Doing To Malawians.

  2. opportunist says:

    JB ndi deal .Face to face with Gordon Brown and other important guests mixing and fixing.

  3. VYOTO says:

    KEEP IT UP MADAM JOYCE BANDA WITH YOUR VALUABLE BRAND THAT HAS BENEFITED MANY MALAWIAN GIRLS BEFORE AS WELL AS AFTER YOUR PRESIDENCY.THE WORKS OF JOYCE BANDA FOUNDATION IS A CLEAR TESTIMONY, COMPARED WITH PETER MUTHALIKA, TODAY HE CAN ONLY POINT AT MALAWI HOUSING HOUSES THAT WERE BOUGHT AT QUESTIONABLE REDUCED PRICES AND JUST LIKE HIS BROTHER BEFORE HIM PETER WILL OBVIOUSLY USE HIS PRESIDENTIAL INFLUENCE TO ACCUMULATE PERSONAL WEALTH WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

    FORMER PRESIDENTS AROUND THE WORLD REMAIN RELEVANT AFTER LEAVING STATE HOUSE HENCE THESE INITIATIVES BY JOYCE BANDA ARE VERY WELCOME TO ALL GOOD THINKING MALAWIANS.

  4. vigour says:

    Maiwatu ndi amakani koma chilipo chimene amadalira.

  5. hbm says:

    Koma Joy, ndipake ena sakugona nawe tulo, kkkkkkk. Kaya zanu izo. Munawina zisankho concetrate on running the country not running after the former first citizen, hahahaha

  6. Formerleaders are assets for a country. Lets use them. Learning its a continous processes.

  7. Shyness says:

    Tiye Nazoni Zimenez

  8. Sapitwa kakulanye says:

    Malawians, don’t expose ignorance here. Former heads of state contribute to development of their countries and the global where applicable. It is only in Malawi where this is news. Don’t mix the struggle for power between DPP and PP. It is known that supporters from the two sides are fond of writing bad of the other and exposing ignorance on certain issues. Please, wait 2019 and people will know who is good, intelligent and loved.

  9. Joyce, Congratulations. You are the person. My president.

  10. chris john sakala says:

    JB still deserves respect from outside and within Malawi.Give her a hand for what she did after the late……………..

  11. Mtumbuka says:

    Better Malawi can be attained only with the umbuli out. We don’t count the good someone does, but dwell wholly on the shortfalls. No man/woman is perfect. Learn to respect others’ peoples achievements. Don’t be rigid!!

  12. cash gate says:

    Ukabela mavoti limbanazo JB simungamuthe ife tikufuna salary osati kulimbana ndi JB

  13. Chikoko says:

    Ndani sadziwa za JB kuti ndiwoyendeyenda upulezideti unatha mvula imapita ndi gunda. Cashgates ali pa amayiwa

    1. chiduma says:

      Koma anthu inu simugona ndi JB eti? Mumamuopa eti nchifukwa chake Kaliyati sagona naye tulo.. Anachita kuitanidwa ukutu sanachite kupanga apply ayi. More JB

    2. nyoko says:

      Ndiiwe opusa umadana ndichitukuko

  14. Eric mbambo says:

    Good lucy mama God bless you

  15. amama says:

    Mama wane uyo

  16. Dr. Eddie Joe Mpangeni says:

    It seems this woman is powerful indeed. She still poses as the H.E.

  17. Manuel says:

    I think it’s not fair t attack Muluzi for being quiet & civilizd enough to let the president in power run the show. Somehow Kaliati is right JB wld seem like she z stalking the president inorder t frustrate Gvt efforts t woe support for all Malawians while JB’s hunt for money is meant for personal/her family’s enterprise. She should learn t handover office How come a retired boss is still reporting for duties? Nde bola akadamavuta a Chakwera apanambala 2 betele koma mpaka wa numbala 3 akhale ka chitsa kotikhumudwitsa? Akatopa nazo nkuphunthwa APM angofuna chiDIRIDIRI asalaze chitsa chimenechi zilipo zidiridiri zambiri monga cashgate, jet-/oil-/farm-gate & many other unresolved gates

    1. hbm says:

      koma yaaa, muphulikatu, kodi mmesa munthuyo “woluzayu” waitanidwa, kkkkkk. Woyitanawotu akanathanso kuitana a che Bakiliwo akanafuna, but they invited JB, JB more fire. Nsanje mpakana cardiac arrest, kkkkkk

  18. Big Kahuna says:

    Malawians pompano munkati JB ngoyipa pano wakoma koma mbuli zili pa malawi

  19. wiza says:

    She comments on issues like a real village brought up Malawian with respect and humbleness. National issues are treated thus giving respect to those that deserve respect and redicure to those that deserve it. Move on mama Malawi

  20. A MAI TIMAKUNYADILANI MAY GOD BLESS YOU

  21. Mwana wa Mfumu M'vonye says:

    Kodi JB akamayankhula chizungu ndi anthu ngati a Gordon Brown, chuzungu chimamveka bwa? Chizungu olo chingerezi cha JB, cha ku Providence Secondary School! Kapena azungu’wa amafuna”translator”?
    Abale ndiuzeni.

  22. Yobe boo says:

    KOMA PITALA SANGAFIKE PAMENEPA AYI. NENANI ZOONA

  23. Jack Reacher says:

    JB is doing what Bakili couldn’t/hasn’t managed to do. This must be really painful for DPP supporters to watch but its good to see her doing so well still after her time in office.

  24. macd says:

    i did not vote for JB but i admire her she is a role model

  25. James says:

    Kunyadila Amayi. Osati zinazi !!!!!!

  26. McHale says:

    he he he de! Look at them, they can’t believe their puppy’s time is gone.

    1. hbm says:

      She is an internationally acclaimed “puppy”, so why do you bother, kkkkkk. She did ask for the trip but was invited, y? Mzungutu amaitana munthu woganiza, wofunikira, mpaka addressing the meeting, koma JB ndinyatwa, kkkkk. Wosakondwayo aphulike.

  27. Munyasiwa says:

    Akweni nsanje musiyeee. Shame to those who were saying she was attending a gay confrence! Shameee!

  28. Weniweni says:

    Leave JB alone, she has been a Gender activists all along. Kaliati leave her alone. Thanks JB for the international recognition

  29. Atcheya says:

    I miss u mama, i hope God has a purpose for everything.

  30. Zomba Banda says:

    Analuza ali mboma, no way she cant bounce back,musadzikwate ndi chala akuluakulu, amkapita komweko kwa azunguko ali mboma ndikumaima ndi maPresident , Lero akuima ndi anthu osadziwika bwinobwino, palibe choyamikila apa, Ndiye akawine 2019,

    Mukulakalaka zosatheka, kicks of a dying horse

  31. Mavuto Jombo says:

    Trying to remain relevant! Munaluza basi kapumeni even those white people know what a THIEF you are and they have no confidence in you! Can”t you see they are holding tight to their pockects? They put you infront for fear if you are in the back you will pisa in their matumbas. You were here just last month and I do not know what you want.Yes, you were shadowing APM. You mean those people behind you are also previous heads of States? Malawi Govt. would have found some well qualified one to attend those meetings komi poti inu simutha kukhala pansi!

    1. hbm says:

      Ndiye bwenzi atamiitana? They are holding their pockets tightly because of the mafioso government, kkkkkk

  32. Judge Kamisah>chitipa says:

    She was born a leader….

  33. Judge Kamisah>chitipa says:

    Amayi Jb ndiokhwima munzelu ndipo adabadwa ndiutsogoleli..

  34. Tuyuni says:

    Mai wa nzeru, opanda tsankho, okonda mtendere ,oganinzira ena osati za iye yekha, takusowani amayi ,JB palibe wina!!!!

  35. dezzy says:

    ooh ma meeting a ma former okha okha I understand, former British prime minister + former Malawi president by chance ki ki ki ki ki, utsogoleri gwabwino

  36. King of Israel says:

    Apart from education(dont forget oponyo),one thing that i will never ever forget JB was her economic reforms(erp) which we Malawians are enjoying tody despite her being ousted coz of regionalism and c/gate. This woman was truly a leader all of us could have embraced, look where are we heading now. I LOVE JB!

  37. King salijen says:

    Enanu simungazalamule pamalawi pano inu tiyeni tiasiye awo alamule nthawiyi ndiyao. Ngati tasowa chogwila tizikasesa mmataunimu 2much zinyalala

  38. Bongololo says:

    Poor Joyce. She’s been rejected by her own people and is trying to remain relevant by showing her face to wherever she can get a dose sympathy.

  39. Che Nchawa says:

    Bulutu uyu amadziwa chiyani zamaphunziro? Atantha bvumbwe wogona patsekera.

  40. west says:

    why mentioning muluzi on this story leave him alone he is a great ,man onsewa awa awachukitsa ndi omuluzi omwewa.

  41. Wawa says:

    Exemplary. Joyce ndi power.

  42. Kadakwiza says:

    Malawi was better with Amayi Dr. Joyce Banda not this teacher who was teaching somewhere in America, I forget his name. A teacher to be a president big mistake. JB the powerful woman in Africa will always shine. In Malawians hearts she will always be their president. 2019 she will be back one likes or not. BRAVO JB. Malawi Loves you.

  43. Unity says:

    Malawianr must know that JB could have rigged votes, no campaign on Tv etc but showed greedy men that politics is serving people for matrilineal system caused her downfall as most people amakhala kwao kwa mkazi ndiye ATOPA THUS WHY pa mavoti amakana mkazi zachisoni! JB WOYEE! In the North mwamuna amakhala kwao moti u can trace ur heritage. Pliz JB girls education very important to reduce booming population of the south which is good 4 votes only

  44. dyson mdalla says:

    amayi athu. colourfull

  45. chapnda says:

    odi ukoooooo

  46. chapnda says:

    jb boma

  47. Alungwana says:

    Keep it up JB! Education is vital. I think JB was just born a leader.

  48. sautso says:

    her excellency mulungu akudalitseni pitilizani zomwe mukupangazo

  49. sautso says:

    amai omweo kuti wawa!!!!

  50. Ma says:

    Kaliati azibibira mpati akamaona JB zikumuyendera chonchi. Nde zimenezi tiziti JB akuchitisa manyazi azimayi onse ku Malawi???

    Koma Kaliati kuchitisa Manyazi azimayi onse ku Malawi ndikuphoda kopanda ma rules. MOTI ALIKO9 MZIMAI KU MALAWI AKUTI KALIATI NDI ROLE MODEL WAKE???? Nde bola kusankha fisi role model..

  51. Mkango wa Malawi says:

    JB is a beacon of hope and development in Malawi…JB is attending high level meetings in New York than wobera mavoti…

    Wobera mavoti is being deserted,this is how the west treat thieves…

    Pano akungotukwana ngati bobochani ndi ma frustrations…Ukaziputa limba unaziputa dala…

  52. kamowa says:

    Patricia Kaliati usekula mmimba uondanso sunati….

  53. The Spectator says:

    What a similarity! Gordon tasted the Premiership of the UK without any vote.He lost.
    Joyce Banda also tasted the Malawi presidency without vote.She lost as well

  54. THE LIGHT says:

    INU NDIACHITSIRU BASI. JOYCE BANDA IS A RESPONSIBLE LEADER NOT MANYI ANUWA.

  55. nkhedu says:

    gordon brown akulondolaso cameron?kkkkkkk koma zinazi

  56. MACHENDE AKE says:

    AMAYI NDI WORLD LEADER,WORLD CITIZEN OSATI IZI ZINATUPA MILOMO CHIFUKWA CHA KACHASO MPAKA KUMALEPHERA KULANKHULA.AMAYI BASI

  57. stv says:

    Amai amenewooooo

  58. Ngoni10 says:

    za size ya amayi ndi zimenezo running NGOS not president this lady is a disgrace to women fork thus why she is making noise with just meeting former pm poti ndi mzungu

  59. apao says:

    JB putng pple first

  60. apao says:

    serving pple. Nde JB amene ntidziwa ife

  61. Yoram says:

    Amayii amayi ,anthu amawakonda

    1. cash gate says:

      Are u God APM wanuyo ndiuyo dziko likumukanika leave JB alone she is enjoying my vote

  62. lufina says:

    what was she doing at this meeting? does she still think that her international efforts will make her president of Malawi again? I honestly thinks she is stalking President Muntharika. Joyce Banda you will never lead this country again ever. you will die spending your cashgate loot but never again near the echelons of Power

  63. keep it up mama Joyce Banda!

  64. Mgwagwa says:

    A Malawi tiyeni tipangane chimodzi tsopano. Tilimbikitse chikondi and not chidani. Tisalole ma politician kutimenyanitsa. Anyone who is fighting for the common good of Malawi should be supported regardless of his/her political affiliation.

  65. chawezzie says:

    But hw & where wil sh get space to implement zis? Pple thnk b4 u praise her attendance. Zis is Malawian politics. Zithera mumtima zimenezo

  66. KAKAA says:

    much as I recognise and appreciate JB’s role in developing our Malawi, it could have been better to do things in a coordinated manner and that whatever she is doing out there should be shared with government and the rest of malawians. We can not win the war against poiverty if we are divided. Let her share her plan with relevant government departments and even the president himself lest her efforts end in suspense.

  67. nenazako says:

    Joyce Banda is Joyce Banda, development of girls and the under privileged is her passion. Madam, continue we know u started a long time ago. U make some us proud and still putting Malawi on the map. God guide u

  68. Atamusi says:

    A Malawi anzanga sindimakumvetsani! Chilipo apa chifukwa chotukwanira Muluzi kapena Alhomwe? Joyce Banda sanapite uku ngati mtsogoleri wa dziko,sanamuyitane ngati mtsogoleri wolephera masankho(ena mumati wopuma sizoona,ena mumatinso anaberedwa,koma sakanawinabe), anamuyitana pa zifukwa zimene Brown akudziwa. Kaya Pitala akulephera kapena Tcheya akutani,sizikigwirizana ndi ulendowu ata… Kodi mufuna kukutsegulani mmaso kotani kuti mudziwe kuti maulendo onga awa akutenganso ndalama zaboma or are they funded by well wishers? You think zili myaaa! Let JB be JB,APM is APM and Tcheya is Tcheya! A Malawi,pa 20 May adakana ulamuliro osakhala mu office koma kugawa zigwe za ng’ombe ndi kumangira anthu ochepa osowa koma owadziwa nyumba. Sitikufuna kunyoza amayi,koma pakadali pano mtsogoleri ndi APM. Kodi ku msonkhano umenewu kunali atsogoleri akale angati? Asaaa

  69. Elephant Man says:

    JB you are in class of your own. No one can really match th standards you set. Malawians admire you Mai Joyce Banda.

    Im not surrpised that whenever you are travelling anthu amamva pheniiiiii achina kaliati.

  70. Anachisale says:

    amayi sopano ine ndiye kungogoma nanga aliponso wina akakhala ma civil servant anavotera chimanga akazinga osadanda.Odiii ukooo!

  71. Prudence Mutharika says:

    In Joyce Banda Malawi has a true hero. A selfless fighter for the plight of underpriviledged. We miss you Mai Joyce Banda.

  72. chicco banda says:

    Amayii ndi moree! asanjenuu muwonda nawoo

  73. pearson sadala says:

    Putting girl child,wlefare at heart .

  74. bea man says:

    JB ndi power, mai palibenso inu ndinu JB, a woman of substance – continue the good work.

  75. Mdzukuru says:

    Mama, continue doing the development work, I appreciate your work mama. God bless

  76. Joe says:

    Amayi palibe angalimbane nawo ndipo iWo akupanga zawo. Wina asamataye nthawi nkulimbana nawo

    1. Inu says:

      JB has always makes the wrong decision. The party now is divided over the byelections and what does she do? She goes to the US. Instead of showing that she is in control she decides to leave it to fate. One should not be surprised when this party does not reach 2019. She did the same when she was president. Going abroad for three weeks when the budget director was shot and cashgate was exposed. I mean there are many examples. This does not demonstrate quality leadership.

      1. Mtumbuka says:

        Enanu ma komenti anu akutsonyedzelathu kuti mkumda JB mopangilidwa. Don’t compare Presidents’ capabilities ‘cos’ you’ll end up liking none. So wise up ma Nyasa.

  77. Pat says:

    Koma zina kambu zina leko olo anthuwa anabela ma vote koma sizikuwayendela ataaa, JB ndi continues to shine ndipo simumutha

  78. Wezzie says:

    Malawian women lets be happy we have JB who is internationally recognized. Aliponso wina ngati?

  79. Professional journalist says:

    I admire your character JB. You are showing the world that there’s life outside state house. Osati Bakili Muluzi kufuna kukamila pa mtando. After state house he’s nothng to do and organisations can not use him bcoz of mukhalidwe oyipa.

  80. MuharaF says:

    That’s the Joyce Banda that I know. In a league of her own, class of top world leaders. Sizinazi when they are speaking ngati akulira. tamangodyani tindalamato koma muyambiletu kuwerengera masiku, pano sizatsala zaka four (4) basi. Paja nthawi ina imakhala ya campaign. Ma civil servants ndi awa ayamba kalewa

  81. Uku says:

    I hear Malawians are missing JB. She is a force to reckon with

  82. Esmie says:

    Joyce Banda has always been a Gender person, I wonder why Kaliati is jealousy of her. JB is internationally recognized ndipo whether one like it or not she is loved by a lot of people out there

  83. Mopiya says:

    Amaiiiiiiiiii

    1. MAKONOKAYA says:

      Choncho A MAULIDI NDI AKWENI OSAPUMA BWINO NDI AMAYI ! WELCOME NDI ULEMU AMALANDIRA MAYIWA KUNJA ALIBE MNZAWO ZINTHU ZIZITERO GUYS !!!

  84. Alinane says:

    Honestly weather one like it all not we have lost a person who was going to help is Malawians. Look how azungu love JB. Malawi I feel sorry for you

  85. Benz says:

    Joyce Banda is internationally recognized and you can’t beat that

  86. Nkhondomukaya says:

    My president.Mama wa vinjeru.Wambura daka nesi kontholo.

    1. Mtumbuka says:

      Plse a ‘Malawi’ stop redicling our former Head of State . No sane person can invite a failure to attend World Class gathering. So leave JB alone. Whether you like her or not, she wins hearts of many with you the exception. You sulk!!

  87. Jessica Ndalama says:

    Bravo JB

  88. NDIYE KUMATI A MASATA A PRESIDENT, FUNANI ZINA ZONENA.

  89. mbewa says:

    Battered Joyce Banda trying to save what resembles as the remaining glory in her plate eh!
    Ndiwo zatha mbale tingomwera msuzi omwewu palibe kanthu. Komabe kuno kumudzi ndiye eeii omwewo!

    Azungu omwewa awa ndi amene amamunamiza munthu will fund you through non budgetory support kuti mukomenso. Kaya tiziwona, tili pompano. Umphawi sizinthu amangoti lero aukukokere uku mawa uko. Nabola chithunzi basi. Osadanda.

    1. Greencardless Malawian says:

      Musamutukwanitse wanu opanda mano nkamwa uja…the walking dead!

      1. Danja says:

        ”Satana luma luma……..Opanda mano nkamwa”
        ”Luma, luma………..Opanda mano nkamwa”
        ”Opanda mano nkamwa X 4”

  90. Blessed Banda says:

    I totally agree to keep girls in school long enough to reduce population growth rate in Malawi which one of the highest in the world. This should be the focus of government and all partners for development.

  91. Anonymous says:

    Somebody please tell Gordon Brown to stop following James Cameron to UN summit. Doen’t he know that he is destroying voter confidence for all the male politicians in the UK by misbehaving like this.

    1. Malawi says:

      ha hah ha ha ha ha. infact, Brown’s trip was paid for by UK govt because he is a monument for that country. Would it not have been great had JB travelled on Peter’s govt chattered plane? koma ayi ndithu, ali angandiloze mu ndege.

    2. JJB says:

      Brown as a UN post, so your satircal comment falls flat on its face.

  92. Bandasiime says:

    That’s our Amai. IInde Amai adutse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2019 back!!!!!!!!!! Talking issues not nepotism, squandering the had earned money and other shit like the zitsilu za chilhomwezi, what a waste of time!!!!

    1. Che Nchawa says:

      Nchawa nsangayutu ndi wozhalila…osanamiza wandhu pano iweee!

  93. Malawianmom says:

    JB, JOB WELL DONE. YOU ARE A GREAT AMBASSADOR FOR MALAWI, KEEP IT UP!

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