Introducing myself and my journal: GUINEA-BISSAU A TREASURE TO DISCOVER
I'm a peacebuilder and mediator from Guinea-Bissau. I studied languages and administration in Lisbon, Portugal and graduated in 1983. Upon my return to Guinea-Bissau in 1994, I worked as USAID Executive Officer and later served as U.S. Government person of Liaison with Guinea-Bissau Government. After the 1998-1999 war, I became Managing Director of SOFIB (Financial Company Western Union Agent). I'm a founder and acting Chairwoman of the Catholic Association of Professional active mainly in education, agriculture, health and sensitization; founder and Chairwoman of a Women's Peace Building and Micro Finance Institute, know as Soldiers of Peace, advocating for the reduction of armed conflict and poverty in Guinea-Bissau. I was also the Chairwoman of the Chamber of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry of Guinea-Bissau (CACI) and now Vice-President for International Cooperation and Regional Integration of the unified Chamber (CCIA); I'm member of the Regional Chamber of Commerce (CCR); Member of African Union Women’s Committee; Chairwoman of Fundei Board of Directors (Swedish/Bissau Guinean Foundation), assigned by the Swedish Government. I have received an Award for Heroism from the U. S. Government; referred to in the French National Day Speech, for my courage and I was among the 1000 Peace Women. I have been the local leader for BEFORE activities in Guinea-Bissau since 2008. Member of the National Pilote Committee of the Peacebuilding Committee for Guinea-Bissau.
Now I am also trying to develop a hotel project in order to create job for the youth and women, promote our local products and culture. Apart from promoting peace, the economic aspect has to be considered in order to reduce violence and cycles of instabilities in a country that is blessed by God. Please have a look at www.minturgb-gov.com. Seeing this website, don't you think it will be worthwhile giving an oportunity to this impoverish country and thus win the battle against the bad angels.
I will never lost hope for my country as Job did.
Supporting the youth, women and needed ones, assisting anyone ready to contribute for a positive change in Guinea-Bissau
Telling the truth and fighting against social injustice to eliminate violence and conflicts
My Vision for the Future:
Society of truth and social justice
My Areas of Expertise:
Businesswoman, administration, peacebuilder, mediator