ALI FELLOWS’ PROJECTS

  • Dr. Margaret Jean Kigozi - Consultant, UNIDO

    maggieMaggie wants to save the Nile Perch in Lake Victoria. By ensuring the sustainability of the Nile Perch which are now threatened by poor fishing practices

    Maggie is a fellow from the Inaugural class of 2002.

  • Victoria Tunu Chale, Managing Consultant, People Dynamics Limited (PD), (Tanzania)

    tunu3The Little Library It is a community mobile library service which will, during the pilot phase, serve as the distribution point for the primary school. The project is implemented in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.

    The Little Library is up and running with the help of over 10 supporters. The Little Library opened in October, 2010.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (2nd LIBERATION CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Oskar Semweya-Musoke, Principal, Taibah Schools (Uganda)

    musokeKigo Thinkers: A group of intellectuals united in their preference for dialogue as a problem-resolving tool.

    Kigo Thinkers, who subscribe to the notion that a responsible citizen actively participates in finding answers to societal challenges was launched in May, 2014 .

    Kigo thinkers has already started engaging their thoughts on media in Uganda.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (2nd LIBERATION CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Dr Sebbaale A. Kato, Chief Executive Officer Case Medical Centre (Uganda)

     

    sebbaale2Under Watoto Childcare Ministry which provides holistic and residential care to AIDS orphaned OVC with a vision to rescue a child, raise a leader and rebuild a nation. Since inception in 2011 the Watoto project has saved about 3400 children.

    The future of Watoto project is to be able to provide all specialized services in their facility and partner with others to help the OVC across Uganda

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (2nd LIBERATION CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

     

  • Norah Owaraga, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Support Services (ESS) (Uganda)

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    AKADOT FOOD SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT REGENERATION PROJECT; The direct beneficiaries shall be the women who will be targeted to receive the farm inputs, knowledge and skills. They will benefit through attaining personal (human) development. The ultimate beneficiaries shall be the families of the direct beneficiaries (children and husbands).

    They shall benefit through improved nutrition in the home, therefore improved health, therefore improved productivity, therefore improved incomes, therefore improved school attendance and therefore improved standards of living. The overall community of Akadot will benefit through enjoying a better environment and having greater access to wood fuel, poles and timber.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (2nd LIBERATION CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Julie Gichuru, Group Digital Business Manager/Talk Show Host, Royal Media Services, Nairobi (Kenya)

    Great Debaters Contest The project is about mass media tool that aims at engaging youth students of age 13 – 18 in debating various issues ranging from cohesion, equality, representation, responsibility, development, leadership and good governance.

    The project started in 2010 with four schools, now it is widespread over 100 schools and the program airs on National TV and attracts over 100,000 viewers across East Africa.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (2nd LIBERATION CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Rose Nyaboke Ogega MBS, Managing Director, Bloom Consultancy Limited ( Kenya)


    roseBloom mentorship program The project is about mentoring women of extraordinary potential wanting to impact their sphere of influence by unlocking personal leadership bottlenecks.

    Each mentee develops a clear action plan on how to use her leadership skills to positively influence other people. Since 2012 to present, 7 women have gone through the program and five more are registered for 2014.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (2nd LIBERATION CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Stella Kilonzo, Founder, Astute Capital

    stella2Lawaridi; The first phase of the project will involve working with young boys in their formative years at ages 5 to 7 in sharpening their talents in football/soccer and to help inculcate a sense of good citizenship. To date, I have created a partnership with a school in the Langata Area.

    I will be able to use their facilities on Saturdays and during the school holidays for a modest fee since the project will benefit the children who already attend that school. I have filed for registration of Lawaridi Community Centre and engaged the area municipality.

    The school has also granted me formal authority to engage the school children aged 5 to 7 years old through their parents and to encourage them to register for the programme. I have established that the maximum the programme will start off with is 22 children. I have engaged a soccer coach for the soccer programme and he is currently helping me with the set up of the programme, especially in helping identify our requirements for the soccer programme eg the nature of the equipment and the budget.

    I have made a proposal to a recently retired professional international soccer player to sit on my Advisory Board and he has agreed to help advice on the project. I am currently in the interview process for hiring an assistant to help me.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Dr. Laila Macharia - Principal, Scion Real

     

    lailaSo far, 5 interviews have been completed and another 5 have been scheduled. They are also are pursuing interviews at least 2 interviews in each of the other East African countries. The 10 first completed interviews will be featured.

    They have hired a writer to pull together the interview write-ups into case studies and vignettes that are suitable for publishing in the East African. The Nation Group has agreed to come on as Media Sponsor ahead of the biannual awards ceremony and to serialize the profiles. Funding proposals have also been submitted to different international and local agencies for support towards the initiative.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

     

  • Mugo Kibati, Director General, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat

    mugoHis project has changed a couple times. His project is now to create a policy agenda for Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development.

    He wants to start with food security. He plans to partner with the African Union and other economic blocks in Africa

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Winnie Ouko, Managing Director, Lattice Consulting Limited

     

    winnieUpward bound: Stimulating motivation and ambition in high school students; Forged partnership with Worldreader International to source content and training materials; Hired E-reader manager In February 2012 and successfully trained twenty teachers.

    The program is active in two schools since March 2012. We are preparing to receive potential donors in June 2012 – we expect a donation of 500 E-Readers as a result of their trip.

    We are currently organizing for baseline survey to be carried out, so that success can be evaluated at the end of the first 12 month period.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

     

  • Pauline W. Mbayah, Director, African Training & Management Services (ATMS) Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa

     

    pauline2Kilimanjaro Youth Initiative; I am currently at the stage where I am scoping on the work that has been done by the USAID’s Yes Youth Can Program implemented with various partners in 2010, ILO work in Youth, etc to Identify gaps and possible areas of partnership be it in on the skills development or financing component.

    I have also done a lot of desk research on Youth Projects implemented in various emerging economies with support from donors such as ILO, Mastercard, Swiss Contact which have helped refine the model from a fund to an initiative.

    I have had preliminary dialogue with several partners from a financing angle which will be consolidated in the coming year.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Jeremy Awori, Chief Executive Officer at Barclays Bank Kenya Ltd

     

    jeremyAfrican Enlightened Leadership Network; I have joined a number of similar networks/groups/bodies all who offer similar things for different groups and am researching the pros and cons of different models with a view to developing something unique and more importantly relevant for African membership.

    Currently, lawyers are investigating incorporation options – jurisdictions/entity/etc.

    I’m planning a meeting with another Africa network founder and Fellow (Fred Swaniker) to see how we can complement each other’s initiatives.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Leslie Rance, General Manager, British American Tobacco (BAT) East African Markets

    leslieThe Baobab Foundation; The project concept remains firm with key stakeholders and I still have in-principle arrangements with supporting companies, in particular the coaching company.

    New companies to approach for people to be trained as professional coaches have to be found, and specific small business owners have to be engaged for employment opportunities for the unemployed and business development needs from their side.

    As I have moved location (Kenya to South Africa) this project will be better implemented in and managed from South Africa where I am now located. Funding options have to be re-explored for South Africa. The project timelines are in need of re-calibration and implementation will continue thereafter.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Richard Mugisha, Managing partner, Trust Law Chambers, Kigali - Rwanda

     

    richardProfessional Business Initiatives; The selected students shall be exposed to mentorship and to potential financiers of their business ideas.

    So far I have been able to agree on a Partnership with the Rwanda Private Sector Federation. Under the terms of the Partnership, the Federation will provide the institutional support for the programme.

    I have also been able to identify interested people to serve on the Steering Committee for the programme. The first beneficiaries of the Programme will be selected early next year.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Andrew Rugege, Chief Operating Officer of MTN Rwanda

    rugegeRecently had to abandon his project in Rwanda because of a move to Ethiopia.Since moving, he is trying to create a new project about climate change within schools in Ethiopia.

    He wants to create a tool-kit for schools to create student clubs and start to build-up databases so calculate how weather is changing.

    This information would then go to a national database to measure these details in Ethiopia.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Founder, Songa Africa

     

    chantal2Three site visits and two meetings were conducted – one with the local leaders and the Management of the Akagera National Park. They are both excited about the project but the expectations of the local leaders are far beyond what the project is meant to deliver due to the high number of human and wildlife conflicts. In just six months, five people have been killed and over 15 injured.

    Many hectares of cultivated maize and crops around the park have been destroyed by elephants. I was able to get two funders for the project – one of the collection from the proceeds from The Pearl Lounge Business class lounge at the airport at the airport and the other from a tourist who offered to contribute 30,000USD to the project.

    I can almost say that I have 50,000USD to start the project. I got a volunteer staff to help with administration. The biggest challenge is the fact that hunting isn’t allowed in Rwanda. To request to amend the law would be a very lengthy process that would have to be initiated by the Tourism and Wildlife office for Parliament to pass it. The second challenge is the lengthy process of getting all the stakeholders on board.

    The time it would take to get the law passed on hunting and to get buy in from the stakeholders will be a huge challenge. I’d like to propose that I start on another project that is in a less controversial area.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Davith (Dave) Kahwa, Founder & CEO of Equip GRC

     

    davithEquip Partnership; Received input from Agora (Nicaragua) on the Business Model. Toolkit that will be used for qualifying / evaluating candidates projects / business has been completed. We envisage starting actual implementation in June 2012.

    In order to minimize operating costs have requested two 2 years University students – Faculty of Social Science from June – August 2012 to assist with data collections of applications from candidates social entrepreneurs and conduct basic evaluation.

    Discussion underway with the following organizations: § University of Dar es Salaam – School of Business – potential partnership on providing training on leadership and business management. § Vodacom Foundation – as part of their CSR to consider funding some of training programs on leadership and business management to those who will quality. § Bank M – as part of their CSR to consider funding some of training programs on leadership and business management to those who will quality.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Lawrence Mafuru, Co-Founder LOLOS CONSULT

    lawrenceYoung Leaders Foundation; He is creating the “Young Leadership Foundation” for young people still in high school and university focused on the top 10% and putting them in camps for 2 to 4 weeks to develop leadership skills.

    The concept for this project has been approved. He is looking for a support team to run this and hire people to manage the day to day activities.

    Has not yet developed the budget yet for his project… He would target both the parents and kids in the marketing.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Awel Uwihanganye, Managing partner, Tetea Uganda

    AwelThe Promise of Leadership in Africa; the working title for now is; “learning to lead in a globalised world.” He I will ask Aspen Institute senior moderator Keith Berwick to write the foreword statement. The foreword will be reflections of an accomplished leadership trainer, and his thoughts on the 3rd dimension UWEPO class of the ALI Fellowship.

    He plans to use the week in Cape Town to start collecting stories and insights from fellows. He has laid out a plan for what each of the chapters will cover – there will be 11 on total and will cover such topics as an evaluation of the individual program as well as the Aspen global fellowship program, stories from his fellowship class, a tribute to Alwyn Mziray a Fellow from Tanzania who tragically passed away earlier this year, exploring the current state of African leadership within a global context and hope for the future.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • David Mpanga, Partner, Kampala Associated Advocates

    mpangaDelivery of public medical services in Uganda; I have held meetings with the Ugandan Minister of Health to introduce my project and concept note, which was very well received. The Minister scheduled further meetings with the Ministry’s technical team.

    I also met Mr Tutu Mnganga, Chairman of Vulindlela Holdings (Pty) Ltd, a South African company engaged in provision of medical services in public hospitals in South Africa. I also travelled to the UK to meet Mr Graeme Allen – the MD of Hiltron Limited, an international healthcare consultancy.

    The purpose of these meetings was to interest them in my project and seek guidance on what Uganda should do towards private sector participation in public medical services delivery.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Frederick Mutebi Kitaka, Co-Founder & Director of Finance, Quality Chemicals Ltd

    kitakaEast Africa Growth Enterprise Fund; I co-opted services of one of the fellows to do a feasibility study for me. The cost was US60,000 which we decided to split between her company and myself so that the company in question becomes a shareholder.

    So, the study has been done and we are now moving into implementation stage. Rather than raise a fund, we are starting with about US1 million secured from close associates and willing participants. I myself am looking to raise US500,000 from my personal resources. Once the money is raised, we hope to hire staff by January 2012 and role out by March 2012. We have interviewed the CEO and the finance person, identified premises, in Nairobi and my partner’s firm is going to do the management.

    The challenge is the high start-up costs, ie human resources that are competent and with a good track record, operational expenses including rent, etc. Otherwise, we have already identified potential investees but yet to carry out a deeper due diligence.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Rehmah Kasule, Century Marketing

    rehmahExecutive Coaching for Young Women; Finalized the Strategic Plan ** Trained the project Facilitators and Mentors ** Got some funding to start the program $12,000 ** Organized 6 Mentoring Nights with 120 young women attending ** 28 young women matched with established women mentors for 2 weeks of practical mentoring.

    Collaborated with TechnoServe to enroll 40 young women into their Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program. Did 2 workshops for young women at Tiner International School of Beauty and Arts to equip them with employability and entrepreneurship skills.

    Partnered with Stanbic Bank to start a one year Executive Coaching in June targeting 7 women Rising Stars within the bank.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (UWEPO CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Peter Nduati, 44, CEO, Resolution Health, Nairobi

     

    peterMy thoughts are to set up an East African Entrepreneurial Mentorship Centre which will be a link between mentees and mentors.

    This center will also act as a ‘deal pipeline’ for investors and they could pay a fee for sustainability. I will encourage the mentors to give their services/time for free and get start-ups to register for a fee.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Eva Muraya, 46, CEO, Brand Strategy and Design (EA) Limited (BSD), Nairobi, Kenya

    eva Imarisha Biashara is a Kiswahili term meaning “strengthen or enhance business”.

    The campaign is a flagship project of KAWBO initiated in 2012 aimed at increasing women’s participation in public procurement.

    Goal is to build the capacity of women-owned SMEs as suppliers to local corporations in Kenya and increase the number of women suppliers to these corporations.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Teddy Warria, 35, Africa 2.0 Chapter Head (Kenya).

     

    teddyThe name of the wholistic project is Africasmart Leadership Programme that will have bases in Western Kenya at land donated by Dr. Elizabeth Mary Okelo, Executive Director, Makini Schools, and Mama Sarah Obama, Founder, Mama Sarah Obama Foundation.

    The Africasmart Leadership Programme’s mission is to harness the intellectual capital of Western Kenya, and open up Western Kenya to itself and to the rest of the world. I will achieve my goals by partnering with different organizations, the community, and high net worth individuals.

    We have the launch of Mama Sarah Obama Foundation on Saturday, July 5th, 2014, and we target to raise the first $1 million USD towards $7 million needed to build the infrastracture of Mama Sarah Obama Legacy Masterplan available at www.msof.org.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Eng. David Onyango, 49, Managing Director, Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KIWASCO), Kisumu, Kenya

    davidDue to a tight job market, employers demand prior experience as a condition for entry. Many first degree graduates without prior experience are therefore disadvantaged and cannot successfully transition to the job market.

    Consequently, there is a serious wastage of resources as the graduates resort to desperate measures including migrating to fields that they lack interest in.

    The solution that is proposed in this project is to develop a mechanism for a structured internship programme that would close the gap.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Pamella Makotsi Sittoni, 44, Managing Editor, The East African

    pamelaImali Foundation: Children who transit under this programme will be supported through a competitive scholarship programme to complete their secondary education, putting them on an equal footing with their contemporaries from more privileged backgrounds to pursue higher education through existing opportunities.

    The better educated young people will be positioned to take up professional jobs or go into self-employment and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country and their communities.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Catherinerose Barretto, 33, Co- Kinu Group Ltd, Tanzania

    catherineroseEnhanced learning curriculum for St. Josephs Boys Secondary Science School in Mwanga District, – focusing on entrepreneurship, agriculture and renewable energy.

    Objectives of the project are
    • Introduce students to agriculture, renewable energies and entrepreneurship as part of their curriculum- both theory and practice.
    • Equip students with problem solving, creativity and entrepreneurial skills
    • Make students aware of what is happening around them (challenges/ problems) and how to solve these problems with what they have in their communities, expertise- focusing on community problem solving.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Rita Kahurananga, 45, Independent Consultant, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    ritaThe main focus of this project is to set up a childcare foundation called the ‘SAFE HAVEN FOUNDATION – SHF at a community, national and international level.’

    The overarching goal is as follows:“To provide a platform on the national and international arena for children in care to be able to contribute meaningfully to the developmental and socio-economic needs in Africa, through innovative approaches that are rights-based supported by the establishment of a Young Leaders Network.”

    For years, African children have been the most vulnerable group as a result of many factors including post –war conflict and different forms of violence, HIV/AIDs, and many in Sub-Saharan Africa have lost parental care. This foundation would be able to add value and promote the basic rights of children and youth in care and in line with national and international policies in the area of human rights.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Reginald Massawe, 45, CEO, African Microfinance LTD, Dar es Salaam

     

    reginald The career incubation progamme; This programme is set up to absorb student as they complete university studies and put them on six month’s on the job training to coach them on the areas they wish to undertake either employment or business ventures.

    The progamme will therefore focus on two areas namely: job searching techniques and (2) starting and running small business. However, the initial activities will mainly focus on the on the job training as many observers have argued that even graduates wishing to start their own businesses should first seek employment to gain experience, social and financial capital before they can engage in business entrepreneurship.

    So this project is intended to be incubation for graduates to go on to employment or business ventures.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

     

  • Nankali Maksud, 36, Chief of Child Protection, UNICEF Malawi

    nankaliEstablishment of a Leadership Forum on Violence against Children in Malawi; The purpose of the forum is to create a platform for leaders from different constituencies to engage and address violence against children in Malawi.

    There is currently no dedicated platform that addresses issues related to violence against children.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Paul Okello Aliker, 47, Principal Dentist, The Dental Studio, Kampala, Uganda

    okelloMy desire is to establish an alumni-student mentoring programme at Lenana School in Nairobi, Kenya.

    The key outcomes of this programme are:Improving individual and collective academic performance; Leveraging life-skills to become better, more participative East African and world citizens; Enhancing employability through exposure to the corporate and professional environment .

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • David F. Mpanga, 42, Founding Partner, A.F. Mpanga, Law Firm, Kampala

    mpangaNetworked Farms: The Networked Farm is a proposal for my individual project for the Africa Leadership Initiative (East Africa) – Mawimbi Class. The project aims to resolve some of Uganda’s economic and social problems by leveraging presently under-utilized resources and creating synergies.

    More specifically, the project aims to create a platform by which smallholder farmers can engage with each other and other stakeholders in the economy to modernize agriculture and improve agricultural practices.

    This should boost smallholder farmers’ incomes as well as spur growth in the fundamental agricultural sector, which is a key driver of Uganda’s economy.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Patricia Musoke - Agency (IAEA), Wien, Austria

    patriciaYOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING will include effective job searches, interview skills, interview etiquette, resume and cover letter writing, goal setting and effective communication.

    My mission is to be the leading soft skills trainer in Africa, and gain a reputation for effectively preparing individuals to compete on the global job market and become successful professionals in the workplace.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)


  • Patricia Rwakiseeta Muhebwa, 44, Co-Founder and Director -Metier Construction & Metier Homes Ltd, Kampala, Uganda

     

    patricia_sMy project concept is to start an Apprenticeship Training Program with an initial focus on the construction industry which I am most familiar with.

    The target group for the apprenticeship program is the Youth ranging in age from 15 – 20. One of the organizations identified in the pilot phase of the program for partnership is Youth Build International whose vision is to create viable, sustainable livelihoods for young people, through training, education, employment and self-employment.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

     


  • Hope Azeda, Founder, artistic director of Mashirika Performing Arts and media company, a leading theatre company in Kigali Rwanda

     

    hopeThe rationale of the UBUNTU Art Academy is to identify Art talent, grow and nurture it so as to make Art more relevant in confronting issues faced by the Rwandan society-issues confronting Humanity.
    More over, to create understanding that art is a skill that can create employment to our people especially the youth.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Namara Hannington, 37, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Private Sector Federation, Kigali

    hanningtonIdea Bank: This is the root of the concept of Rwanda’s first ideaBANK©. In this project proposal, I layout an approach for improving Rwanda’s innovation ecosystem by creating an accessible pool of business ideas created and contributed to by a talent pool in geographically disparate locations in Rwanda.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Francis Mugisha, 47, Managing Director, Management Consult Associates, Kigali.

    francis“Dream Team Football Academy – DTFA”; I am committed to support this academy for the next 2-4 years and perhaps beyond. This is not my project but believe my involvement with help institutionalize sustainability – I want this academy to stand out!

    I have since gotten involved through a number of initiatives but will now commit fully – time and resources. We are looking at the potential to broaden / streamline some of its key activities – improve coaching programs; expand outreach; strengthen fundraising; and much more.

    There are opportunities to twin the academy with well-established groups – to learn what works but also extend opportunity to exceptional talents. Already I have received introductions through the “MAWIMBIs” that I am yet to exploit.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Anthony Masozera, 43, CEO, ECONET Wireless, Bujumbura

     

    anthonyThe project I intend to embark on will use ICT to enhance the learning experience in two areas; education content and teacher professional development.

    Expected Accomplishments
    1. Improved ability of primary school children to cope with the challenges of secondary education.
    2. Higher enrollment in secondary schools.
    3. Ability of Rwandan students to compete with their peers in the region and globally.
    4. Marked improvement in teacher capacity and development.

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

     

  • Celestin Nkundabemera, 39, Country Program Director, Somalia, American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

     

    celestinI believe that young people have the ability to positively transform societies (need for leadership in finding and utilizing new opportunities).

    I see the young people of Burera as having a a mojor role to play in the future of Rwanda (livelihoods that make young people develop as people who lead decent lives), they need support to transform the context in which they live into more secure, productive and just places.

    I have worked with with young people in several countries and, and I would like to propose an initiative “Young People of Burera: Leadership and Livelihood“. Besides being motivated to work with young people, I am motivated to give back to young people in a country where I was born and grew up.
    The initiatives will target the following areas:
    • Fishing and marketing of fishing products
    • Local tourism – come visit us
    • Diversification of farming and livestock and linkage to markets

    He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)

  • Sara Menker, 30, Founder and CEO, Gro Ventures Ltd, Nairobi

    saraSaloons for Children: As a starting point, we would start with children in grades 7-9 to make them participants in the program. We would group them into 4 groups of 20 as a pilot and these groups would all sign up for the full “curriculum” designed by us.

    The “curriculum” represents a series of possible career trajectories that they can pursue at a later stage in life. The careers covered in the curriculum include: engineering, government, business, technology, science, agriculture, banking, finance, medicine, education, literature, arts

    For the first year, each weekend we would have one person from each one of the fields in the 12 month salon program volunteer to host the group of 20 children to their home for a salon that they would lead alone or with guests of their choice that are relevant to their field. Each child would have a new salon to attend once a month.

    She is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (MAWIMBI CLASS) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (www.aspeninstitute.org)