Welcome to September –
Its the last month of the quarter, and the when it ends, it ushers in the last quarter of the year – it really is time to count my blessings – Happy Birthday Gabriella Mirembe Ssennoga! Lets see what I have…
GHC – We have a new class of fellows! And this means we have a new class of Alumni. I am delighted to note that the new Alumni class representative is the amazing Miss Joan Alupo. I really think the legacy of leadership is for one to leave an environment and atmosphere that makes those succeeding you soar to even greater heights! Looking forward!
As Global Health Corp Alumni Deputy Country President of the GHC Uganda Chapter, this is an exciting quarter, because the Alumni Corp will take on a new annual strategy of exciting events and community engagement activities, for the movement to health equity.
GHC Alumni are critical to the mission of mobilising a community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Given GHC’s growth trajectory, there are now more alumni than fellows, providing an amazing opportunity for us to harness our collective experience and determine how we can best work towards improving the health of those most in need, both in our own countries and beyond.
FOSSFA – Uganda won the bid to host #IDLELO7 and preparations are already underway. As a member of the FOSSFA Executive based in Kampala, I play a key liaison role in the preparations and in ensuring that we have a successful community event, come August 2016. I still think we are ripe for the injection into community that an event such as this brings into the ICT sector, particularly in discussing the promotion and advocacy for Free and Open Source Software, in Uganda, and indeed in Africa. The work of FOSSFA remains dear to me, and I will continue to remain active in my support of the mission of the foundation.
LEADERSHIP – I feel very strongly that I am on a learning path to hone my leadership skills. This month I am reading Simon Sinek‘s Leaders Eat Last – it is quite the book! I am at the helm of a continent wide organisation and I cant believe how unskilled and unschooled I was when i first accepted to be the leader. Perhaps I am rediscovering myself and I am eternally honored to have people who believe in my leadership skills.
What else is on my radar? I have most recently been interested in the ISACA Chapter in Kampala, my taste buds already tingly on the CGEIT and CISA Certifications. ICCA Africa Chapter makes me question why Uganda does not have a Convention Bureau!
MBA Semester 3 is on. Time to read hard and excel. What happens when you get an offer for another MBA – possibly a family inclusive scholarship?
As always, I place my thoughts on the Blog page, you are welcome to read along.