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The Institute recognises the value of partners and is committed to work with them to enhance the excellence of its leadership, training, research and knowledge exchange. This model has been particularly advantageous in reaching leaders who are at the forefront of decision-making and facilitating sustainable development initiatives.

As we work towards the achievement of our mission and vision, we work with various funding and implementation partners in Tanzania, in Africa, and across the globe.

Our Partners

As a government institution, UONGOZI Institute delivers on its mission of inspiring and equipping African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions by working together with other government entities, including ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). Our support to the MDAs is mostly in the areas of capacity development and advisory support. Another part of our service offering is research and policy.  

Our working with the government also means the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGZ). The core areas of our support to the RGZ are capacity development for senior government officials, plus research and policy work on its blue economy agenda.

The Government of Finland supports the Institute in the form of core funding and technical support. Technical support is provided through partnership programmes with the Finnish Institute of Public Management (HAUS) and the United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

Our partnership with the European Union and UN Women focuses on the Women’s Leadership Programme. This six-month programme allows mid-level and senior women leader from all sectors to navigate the unique leadership challenges that deter female professionals in the workplace from occupying senior leadership positions. The programme includes three sections: Women’s Leadership Forum, training, as well as coaching and mentoring.

Our partnership with the Bill and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Gmb (GIZ), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) is aimed at the Natural Resource Management programme. The programme offers support to the Government of Tanzania as well as other key players in the sector to maximise the potential of extractives to fast-track development. It also contributes to the efforts towards building a vision on extractives and at the same time, enabling the government to translate and implement this vision to create sustained, human development centric-equitable growth.

The UKAID/DFID supports a five-year research programme on “Evidence-based policy making on economic governance in Tanzania”, implemented by UONGOZI Institute and REPOA. The programme aims to support the Government of Tanzania and other development stakeholders to address challenges in economic governance.

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (UK) is an independent policy institute whose mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. Chatham House collaborated with the Institute through the Natural Resource Programme on a mentorship/peer learning event in Ghana on the management of oil and gas that included senior government officials from Tanzania.

The UONGOZI Institute-Finnish Institute of Public Management (HAUS) partnership provides the Institute with technical assistance from this leading Finnish organisation dedicated to supporting the development of state administration bodies. HAUS offers both long- and short-term expertise to strengthen our capacity to implement the strategic plan.

The Institute collaborates with Aalto University Executive Education of Finland (Aalto EE) in designing and delivering two long-term executive programmes: Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership and Certificate in Leadership.

Our collaboration with the United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) is about research to facilitate the development and implementation of public policies that promote economic transformation and inclusive growth in Tanzania and the Eastern African region. Our project, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Finland), focuses on six themes: macroeconomics; domestic resource mobilisation extractives; small scale enterprises/industrialisation; sustainable livelihoods; and gender.

The support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is centred on the Natural Resource Management programme. Areas covered include research, policy work, training, monitoring and evaluation, as well as technical support. The aim is to contribute to the efforts by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in managing the country’s natural resources.

Our work with Southern African Development Community (SADC) mainly revolves around leadership and regional integration themes. Some notable achievements include a dialogue on deepening integration in the SADC region with H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa as keynote speaker; plus leadership retreats for its staff.

In 2015, we collaborated with the BMW Foundation to organise the 5th Global Trade Conference. Discussions were centred on finding a balance between promoting safari tourism and protecting its unique wildlife. The outcomes from the meeting contributed to the framework for the 1st Berlin Global Forum in November, 2015; as well as our research work. The BMW Foundation continues to follow up and support similar initiatives.

Our partnership with the University of Birmingham is through its Development Leadership Programme (DLP) – an international research initiative that explores how leadership, power and political processes drive or block successful development. Our joint research project aims to identify the key enablers (and disablers) of leadership for transformational change on the continent. It involves case studies of Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We collaborate with University of Cape Town to help African leaders make sense of the very dynamic world in which we live then, translate this understanding into workable leadership practices and strategies. Together, we have organised workshops to share innovative thinking to enhance regional integration and promote socio-economic growth and also, designed leadership development programmes.

Columbia Centre for Sustainable Development (CSSI) is a joint centre of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute of Columbia University. CSSI takes a holistic approach to research and advisory work to maximise the impact of investment for sustainable development. The Institute works with CSSI in conjunction with International Senior Lawyers Project to design and deliver regional and national training programmes on negotiation for lucrative trade and natural resource deals.

The Institute and Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) are co-implementing a five-year programme on “Evidence-Based Policy Making on Economic Governance in Tanzania”. The programme aims to support the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to design and implement policies to improve the business environment in the economic sectors.

Climate Strategies (UK) is a not-for-profit that works with an international network of senior climate change policy experts to bridge the gap between research and policy. Konrad Adenauer Foundation is a German political foundation committed to to achieving and maintaining peace, freedom and justice through political education. The Institute collaborated with these two organisations in organising the Global Climate Policy Conference (July 2016).