Welcome to May –
May is bitter sweet for me – always! But in a scaring way, it just says how close we are to the halfway point of this year – about 5yrs ago, a certain may vying for the highest office in the land used to ask – “olina kyewekoledde yo? ” loosely translated, “Have you achieved anything for yourself?” Lets see what I have…
GHC – We have the amazing opportunity to work with 40Days Over 40 Smiles – to raise funds for a school dormitory in Luweero district. How? we bring you the Global Health Field Day – #GHC4040FieldDay- on 9th May at the Makerere Sports Grounds. Teams of 7 will outcompete each other in fun games designed to relax the Global Health program and field manager who rarely leaves his desk. We hope to make this an annual event. So keep an eye out.
As Global Health Corp Alumni Country President of the GHC Uganda Chapter, this is an exciting quarter, because the Alumni Corp will have a new class representative in August 2015. Time to hand this mantle over to a new and exciting team of young global health leaders.
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 – Last month, I was glad to meet up with the rest of the FOSSFA Executive, in Accra. It was a fruitful meeting and I am glad to be a part of a community building movement for the use of FOSS and the FOSS Model on the African Continent. FOSSFA launched a call for funds; and a call to host Idlelo conference. I will continue to add my voice to 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.
Important to us this term is a successful #Idlelo7 and also rejuvenating FOSSFA’s mandate on the continent.
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? WD Over 30 Conference, Copenhagen. I hope that I make it for the scholarships as I really want to build a conversation around Women and Girls, and in my society, this conversation being driven by a man couldn’t be more significant and of critical importance!
MBA Semester 2 is quite tight, and exams will be around the corner this month. 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.