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Kuhusu sisi

‘Uongozi’ means leadership in Kiswahili, and inspiring and strengthening leadership is the core purpose of our organisation. Established in 2010 by the Governments of Tanzania and Finland, the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (commonly known as UONGOZI Institute) is dedicated to inspiring and equipping African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions for their nations and the wider continent.

The Institute applies a holistic and mutually reinforcing approach to capacity development which recognises that leadership competencies are developed through a continuous, lifelong learning process. Its two strategic pillars – leadership and sustainable development – are addressed through four main areas: executive education, policy dialogues, action-oriented research, and technical support. Its clientele includes organisations as well as individuals from the public sector, private sector, and civil society.

The Institute believes that:

Leadership is the key to achieving sustainable development.

The development of a leader requires specialised grooming.

An African model of leadership is vital for achieving the most favourable development outcomes for Africa.

The Institute’s leadership development approaches are aimed at strengthening competencies of African leaders to design policies and programmes that are tailored to their country’s developmental needs whilst taking into account regional and global implications.

Read more about the Institute here.

Maono yetu

A prosperous, equitable and sustainable Africa.

Dhamira yetu

To inspire and equip African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions for African citizens.