Welcome to June –
I never really know what to make of this month, except am definitely happy to have 2 public holidays! 3 decades later, I now have reason to look forward to June – Happy Birthday Keanna Suubi Ssennoga! Lets see what I have…
GHC – We have a new class of fellows! The new class are getting ready to head to Yale University for the GHC Training Institute. This means we have a new class of Alums! 6th June 2015, we will be orienting this class and I will be speaking about the 2016 Alumni Program strategy for Uganda. Its also exciting to know that I will be handing over leadership of the Alumni Country Program to a new young leader. 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 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 – This month, the most exciting work for FOSSFA and the new executive is to receive bids and make a decision on which African country will host IDLELO7. FOSSFA launched a call to host Idlelo conference and am delighted to know that Uganda is one of the countries bidding. I 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? 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! ICCA Africa Chapter makes me question why Uganda does not have a Convention Bureau!
MBA Semester 2 is quite tight, and soon I will take study leave so I can prepare for my exams. 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.