Pres. Sirelaf Meets U.S. Technology Group
(Mar 1, 2011)
Pres. Sirleaf (far right) with members of US Technology group
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – March 1, 2011): President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday, February 28, received a 13-person U.S. technology delegation at the Foreign Ministry.
The visit of the delegation, led by University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, Dr. Ann Marie Slaughter, is part of the technology initiative pioneered by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
An Executive Mansion release says the purpose of the visit is to explore how mobile technology can be used as a development tool to empower women and girls in Liberia.
In welcoming the delegation, comprised of women in high-level positions in the U.S. technology industry, President Johnson Sirleaf noted that IT has transformed the world. The President expressed her strong interest in working with Liberia’s market women, through literacy programs that are technology based to improve their skills and transform their lives. The Liberian leader hoped the delegation’s initiative in Liberia would generate enthusiasm and interest in this direction.
While in the country, the delegation will hold discussions with officials of government, women entrepreneurs, the Acting Mayor of the City of Monrovia, as well as visit the Monrovia Learning Center and the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA).
The delegation was accompanied to the Office of the President by United States Ambassador Linda Thomas- Greenfield.
Editor’s Note: press release from Press Secretary Cyrus Badio.