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Joyce Hilda Banda is a Malawian politician who has been the President of Malawi since 7 April 2012. She is Malawi's fourth president and its first female president. Before becoming president, she served as the country's first female vice president. She is the founder and leader of the People's Party, created in 2011. Forbes named President Banda as the 71st most powerful woman in the world and the most powerful woman in Africa.

Background

Joyce Hilda Ntila was born on in Malemia, a village in the Zomba District of Nyasaland (now Malawi). Her father was an accomplished and popular police brass band musician.

Education

She has a Cambridge School Certificate, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus University a Bachelor of Social Studies in Gender Studies from the Atlantic International University, USA and a Diploma in Management of NGOs from the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centre in Turin, Italy. Currently, she is reading for a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership at Royal Roads University in Canada. She received an honorary docotorate in 2013 from Jeonju University.

Career

During Mutharika's presidency, Malawi was left in a poor economic situation due to foreign relations under the Mutharika administration.Within the first week of her presidency, Banda launched a diplomatic offensive to repair Malawi's international relations.

Banda devalued the Malawian kwacha in May 2012, breaking with the late President Bingu wa Mutharika, who had refused to do so. The announcement of the kwacha's devaluation by 33 per cent against the United States dollar, an attempt to attract donor funding, prompted "panic-buying" in Malawian cities.n June 2012, in order to reduce the government spendings, Joyce Banda decided to sell her jet and a fleet of 60 luxury cars.

Achievements

  • Achievement  of Joyce Banda

    She was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Joyce Banda Foundation for better Education, a charitable foundation that assists Malawian children and orphans through education.It includes an orphan care center that consists of six centres and 600 children.

Politics

Liberal political views.Joyce Banda is the founder and leader of the People's Party.Banda is the founder of the National Association of Business Women in Malawi that was established in 1990.The association aims to lift women out of poverty by strengthening their capacity and empowering them economically.

Membership

  • National Association of Business Women , Malawi.

    1990