New analytical skills programme offers civil servants tools and techniques to develop effective policies

Effective policies are the cornerstone of development. They allow governments to meet most, if not all, of their stated objectives by the best use of resources available. When policies fail, the implications, be it monetary or otherwise, can be significant. In the fast-changing world, public policy making is becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable. For it … Continue reading New analytical skills programme offers civil servants tools and techniques to develop effective policies

Leadership hub keeps users updated with key resources

Continuous learning and professional development are critical for leaders at all stage in their career journey. Our Resource Centre generates, collates, and shares information materials on leadership and sustainable development. It helps leaders access the latest research, thinking and insights on leadership and sustainable development topics. This leadership hub has over 37,000 publications in print, … Continue reading Leadership hub keeps users updated with key resources

UONGOZI Institute announces no winners for its 2020 Leadership Essay Competition

UONGOZI Institute has announced no winners for its 2020 Leadership Essay Competition today. The 2020 Competition marked the eighth since inception (2013) and similar to previous years, it was organised as a component of the Institute’s African Leadership Forum. Young Africans between the ages of 18 and 25 years were asked to respond to the … Continue reading UONGOZI Institute announces no winners for its 2020 Leadership Essay Competition

UONGOZI Institute launches first online leadership programme

On 31 August 2020, we launched the Certificate Programme in Leadership, our first online programme. The launching ceremony, officiated by Dr. Moses Kusiluka, Permanent Secretary – State House, was held in the presence of the Institute’s stakeholders. These included Dr. Laurean Ndumbaro, Permanent Secretary – President’s Office, Public Service Management and Good Governance. Programme participants … Continue reading UONGOZI Institute launches first online leadership programme

Leading and engaging Generation Z in the workplace

Do you recall life before social media, where instead of ‘DM’ing’[1] your friend, relative or partner, you would put pen to paper, compose a letter, and mail it to them? If your answer to this question is ‘Yes’, you are probably not a Gen Zer. A ‘Gen Zer’ is a member of Generation Z, a group … Continue reading Leading and engaging Generation Z in the workplace

Kujituma, ujasiri, huruma – baadhi ya sifa za uongozi alizokuwa nazo Mhe. Benjamin William Mkapa

Uhusiano wa Taasisi ya UONGOZI na Mhe. Benjamin William Mkapa unafahamika sana kwa sababu ya nafasi yake kama Mlezi wa Kongamano la Kikanda la Viongozi wa Afrika. Mhe. Mkapa, aliyekuwa Rais wa Awamu ya Tatu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, alikuwa mtu aliyefanya kazi kwa bidii na kujituma sana na kwa tabia yake alikuwa mkweli. … Continue reading Kujituma, ujasiri, huruma – baadhi ya sifa za uongozi alizokuwa nazo Mhe. Benjamin William Mkapa

Commitment, courage, empathy – some leadership qualities demonstrated by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa

UONGOZI Institute’s association with H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa is best known because of his role as the Patron of our African Leadership Forum. H.E. Mkapa, who was the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania, was a man who worked hard and demonstrated commitment, and, true to his character, he was not a Patron in name … Continue reading Commitment, courage, empathy – some leadership qualities demonstrated by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa

5 ways to build an effective team

In many organisations at all levels, it is common to hear comments such as: “We must achieve our goals!” or, “We want to improve results!” The question comes relating to “How?” Effective leadership – along with people and resources ‒ undoubtedly plays a vital role. Building teams of any size to deliver success relies upon … Continue reading 5 ways to build an effective team

Good leadership demands ‘Emotional Intelligence’

Do you think that your approach to tasks, as well as your interactions with others, affects your ability as a leader? ‘Emotional Intelligence’ addresses these questions and more. This learned skill enables leaders to shape the best performance from themselves and encourage their staff to do likewise. It helps a leader to augment strengths and … Continue reading Good leadership demands ‘Emotional Intelligence’

Why young Africans should participate in UONGOZI Institute essay contest

UONGOZI Institute recognises that knowledge and learning is necessary for the progress of youth in Africa. Therefore, we consciously provide opportunities for the “future generation” to grow and develop through various regional initiatives. In April 2019, we challenged young Africans between the ages of 18 and 25 years to write and submit essays on the … Continue reading Why young Africans should participate in UONGOZI Institute essay contest