Pan-African Parliament VP scoops prestigious international award

-Hon. Haidara Aichata Cisse receives 2019 Crans Montana Forum's Gold Medal-


Hon. Haidara Aichata CISSE, 2nd Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), was awarded the 2019 “Crans Montana Forum's Gold Medal “during the 30th Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum, held from 26 to 29 June 2019 in Geneva. The medal is the highest honour awarded by the Forum on exceptional occasions and by special decision in recognition of successful achievements in favour of a more Humane World.

Hon. CISSE was recognized for her actions towards peace, security and international cooperation in Mali and throughout the African Continent. The 2nd Vice-President of the legislative organ of the African Union (AU) was also praised for her relentless fight for the fundamental rights of African women and their emancipation. Africa.

“We are privileged to present this year’s Gold Medal to Hon. CISSE in recognition of the manner she has stood out as a promoter of peace and defender of women’s rights. We are also appreciative of how she has used her position as the 2nd Vice-President of the PAP to promote Africa’s unity as she spearheads the institutions efforts to become a fully-fledged legislative body,” said Amb. Jean-Paul CARTERON, Honorary Chairman and Founder of the Crans Montana Forum.

In her acceptance remarks, Hon. CISSE sought to dedicate the award to the people of Mali who are affected by the wrath of terrorism while describing the recognition as an extra motivation to continue to carry out actions in favour of peace and security, women and the integration of the African continent.

“I am extremely humbled to receive this award and I am grateful to the Crans Montana Forum for this distinction. This reminds us that we shall not rest until there is peace and security on the continent, with women at the center of all engagements because they have proven to be effective peacemakers,” says Hon. CISSE, who is also responsible for Parliamentary diplomacy within the Bureau of the PAP. “I would like to also seize the opportunity to call on AU Heads of State and Government to speed up the ratification of the PAP protocol, which will provide the institution with the powers to foster socio-economic integration of the continent and promote long lasting peace.”

The Rt.Hon. Roger Nkodo DANG has praised Hon. CISSE for the award and has indicated that this is testimony to the caliber of personalities deployed to the PAP. “Hon. CISSE’s recognition shows that the PAP is filled with tremendous potential which can be beneficial to our continent. We are proud of our Vice-President for this achievement.”

The Crans Montana Forum is a Non-Governmental International Organization established since 1986, whose mission is to build a better World “Towards a more Humane World”. Its primary aim is to strengthen international cooperation by promoting good practices and allowing a permanent dialogue between those in the public and private sectors who are the real decision-makers on whom the future of the World depends.