Uganda to host summit on business leadershipDei-Tumi (centre) lines up with representatives of major sponsors of the upcoming summit
Next week Uganda will host a strategic leaders summit under the theme, ‘Innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship development in times of uncertainties’.
Emmanuel Dei-Tumi, the founder of Human Capital International (HCI) a consultancy based in Britain but with offices in Ghana and Uganda said, “The need for quality leadership mind-set and the collaborative input of civil society, youth groups and other corporate bodies in the effort to transform the fortunes of businesses, governance and institutions in Africa has become extremely crucial.”
He told a news conference this week, “It is in this context that the Strategic Leaders’ Summit is focusing on how to galvanize entrepreneurs, leaders, managers and government to understand the strategies for taking charge and turning things around during times of uncertainties. This will ensure that our next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs become resourceful and key players in building our nations.”
Apart from himself, other scheduled speakers include businessman Patrick Bitature, Ecobank Managing Director, Clement Doodoo and Msingi Africa CEO Aggie Konde.
The Summit, which is to become an annual event, is set for February 20 in Kampala. HCI wants to create awareness among entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, academia and public officials to understand the strategies for taking charge and turning things around during times of uncertainties. This is in a bid to be able to deal with the governance and entrepreneurial leadership challenges confronting Africa.
Dei-Tumi said, “This summit will help entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy makers and academia understand the forces that are bringing sweeping changes on the continent and how these changes relate to human capital development on the continent. It will also create a platform for participants to share experiences and recommended strategies for leading during uncertain times. This will offer participants an opportunity to build stronger networks and also give them ample time to share and learn from each other.”
He said the levels of quality leadership, innovation and creative thinking among Africans during the past were unparalleled, with the fight for political independence and economic emancipation. However, African nations seem to be losing all the post-independence verve and commitment and increasingly falling prey to other foreign cultures, drifting off the cause of national development.