MUBS 6th Annual International Leadership Conference July 2015

The growth of Makerere University Business School has created the need to address topical issues that drive society. Today as the world looks at entrepreneurship as one of the keys to the challenges of poverty and unemployment, leadership on the other hand is critical in providing the necessary vision for entrepreneurship to succeed at all levels. Therefore, annually the School through the Leadership Centre organizes the Annual International Conference to be able to contribute to the development of leaders and best leadership practices in the region.

6th leadership conference

Some of the participants were, Prof. Damian Ejigiri,( 2nd right)
visiting Professor at MUBS from Southern University Lusiana, USA,
and MUBS Guild President extreme right HE. Don Patrick Bugingo

This year’s 6th Annual International Leadership conference kicked off on July 22, 2015 at the Bugolobi Annex with a mentoring session for young Women leaders, an exhibition of world’s iconic leaders and a cocktail hosted by the MUBS Council Chairman Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba. The mentoring session focused on what needs to be done to bring women to the forefront of removing poverty. The Principal prof. Waswa Balunywa noted that the “socialization process has left women marginalized in society. They do not own property, they are not preferred when it comes to jobs. Many families in rural areas will prefer to take boys to school than educating the girls, there are less women in senior positions in organizations, a situation which needs to be improved.

Some of the participants were, Prof. Damian Ejigiri,( 2nd right) visiting Professor at MUBS from Southern University Lusiana, USA, and MUBS Guild President extreme right HE. Don Patrick Bugingo

Conference Exhibition

Former Egyptian President Abdal Gamel Nasser                    Mother Theresa

Former Egyptian President Abdal Gamel Nasser.

The cocktail was preceded by a photo exhibition of some of the world’s iconic leaders who included; Abdal Gamel Nasser has been described as the first leader of an Arab nation who challenged what was perceived as the western dominance of the Middle East. Nasser remains a highly revered figure in both Egypt and the Arab world. At the age of fifteen, he took part in anti-British demonstrations. He one time said. “Africans were sentimental people , we like a few kind words better than a million dollars given in a humiliating way. Its leadership that changes the world. Mother Teresa, she had big dreams. She set out to change the world, one person at a time. Her work with the people she called “the poorest of the poor,” her advocacy for human rights and her tireless faith and gentle demeanor made her savior to thousands. But her grand goals were based on a simple commitment to give. In 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from Pope Paul VI to establish the new congregation of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. People of all nationalities joined her cause, and international media began to acknowledge her remarkable sacrifice. Today, foundations on every continent serve as hospices and homes for the destitute and those suffering from HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis, alcoholism and leprosy. The society’s members oversee orphanages, schools and children’s and family counseling services, as well as provide relief work and aid to refugees in times of natural disaster Former Egyptian President Abdal Gamel Nasser.

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