UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2020 now open

UONGOZI Institute is pleased to announce this year’s Leadership Essay Competition, the eighth since inception (2013). Similar to previous years, this year’s topic aims to solicit thoughts on the theme of the African Leadership Forum (ALF). The essays should respond to the following question: If you were an African leader, how would you promote African … Continue reading UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2020 now open

Moving Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Enabling women to take up political leadership positions

  By Sandra Grindgärds The discussion about women in politics and public leadership positions is not new. In 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was adopted (and signed by Tanzania). In the convention, the basic principle of equality between men and women, and how to ensure women’s … Continue reading Moving Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Enabling women to take up political leadership positions

Applications Invited for the Post of Senior Research Associate – Leadership

UONGOZI Institute is implementing its strategic plan 2016/17 – 2020/21 within which “advancing knowledge and practice of good leadership” is one of its goals. The purpose of this goal is to generate and disseminate new knowledge on leadership. With this, the institute believes it will inspire and engage the research and academic community, think tanks, … Continue reading Applications Invited for the Post of Senior Research Associate – Leadership

New programme to promote and enhance sustainable development in Africa

On July 1st, 2017 UONGOZI Institute formally began its new five-year strategy (2016/17 – 2020/2021). One of the new features of the strategy is the implementation of a new Sustainable Development Programme (SDP) that has been in preparation since March, 2016. The Programme is geared towards addressing the implementation challenges of sustainable development in Africa, with … Continue reading New programme to promote and enhance sustainable development in Africa

Technical and vocational education has a vital role to play in Africa’s sustainable development

Gwamaka Kifukwe Everyone appreciates a quality craftsmanship, whether it is artistic or functional – and yet, we do not encourage our youths to pursue opportunities and livelihoods that require technical and vocational education. This is severely curtailing the potential for technical and vocational education to contribute to Sustainable Development – and much of the problem … Continue reading Technical and vocational education has a vital role to play in Africa’s sustainable development

Industrial Development in Tanzania: renewed commitment amidst persistent challenges

by Dennis Rweyemamu  The fifth phase Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has demonstrated renewed commitment to industrialization, as part of a broader agenda to create employment opportunities and substantially reduce poverty. This renewed commitment to promoting industrial development is timely. Literature suggests that economic development requires structural change from low to high-productivity activities, … Continue reading Industrial Development in Tanzania: renewed commitment amidst persistent challenges

Is there a right formula for managing the oil and gas sector in Tanzania?

by Namwaka Omari Discussion and debates around natural resources in Tanzania have in recent years focused on the projected revenues from the gas sector. The new discoveries of natural gas have shifted the nation’s conversation to turn to look at what this gas can do for the country. The underlying assumption here is that if … Continue reading Is there a right formula for managing the oil and gas sector in Tanzania?

Youth Leadership Development: Lessons from the past

By Gwamaka R. Kifukwe “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it…” - Franz Fanon Youth leadership development programmes and networks have become abundant in Africa. Each claiming to equip, support, and inspire ‘the next generation of Africa’s leaders’. Leadership is a great challenge for Africa, and one of the things we … Continue reading Youth Leadership Development: Lessons from the past

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 16

Goal Sixteen: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels This goal, with a focus on governance, was not included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the preceding form of the SDGs. It is of particular importance for Africa … Continue reading Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Series: Goal 16

Complexity, Dynamics and Risk

This article was published on the November 2015 edition of the African Business magazine http://www.africanbusinessmagazine.com Anyone seeking to be a successful leader needs to acquire the skills to negotiate an increasingly complex world environment Large numbers of migrants crossing borders to escape violence and seeking opportunity elsewhere challenge border post officials and Foreign Ministers alike, … Continue reading Complexity, Dynamics and Risk