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

Events in Pictures: Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan launches Women in Leadership Conference

Vice-President H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan gives the key-note address during the Women in Leadership Conference held at Julius Nyerere International Convention Center that gathered 100 women leaders in business, government, the private sector, civil society and politics on 12th April, 2016. CEO of UONGOZI Institute, Prof. Joseph Semboja gives his welcoming remarks on behalf of the Institute. … Continue reading Events in Pictures: Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan launches Women in Leadership Conference

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

It Starts with a Woman: Taking the lead in enabling more women leaders in Africa

By Nura-Lisa Karamagi Most of us may have seen a picture of the African woman carrying a child on her back, a pile of chopped wood on her head, and in addition, some harvest from the farm or a bucket of water. That picture depicts an African woman as an epitome of strength. Not just … Continue reading It Starts with a Woman: Taking the lead in enabling more women leaders in Africa

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

Tanzania Endorses and Fully Commits to SDGs

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have officially expired this year and a new era in development with a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was launched in New York from the 25th to 27th of September at the ‘United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda’. The SDGs represent a change … Continue reading Tanzania Endorses and Fully Commits to SDGs

What is the UONGOZI Institute Blog?

Welcome to UONGOZI Institute’s blog, and as we say it here in Tanzania - Karibuni. This blog will serve as an informal platform for the UONGOZI Institute (UI) to provide useful information, as well as encourage an exchange of ideas for those across the continent and beyond who are interested in issues of leadership and … Continue reading What is the UONGOZI Institute Blog?