Thursday, 19 Nov.

 

Agenda

The Annual Leaders Gathering will be hosted virtually from 19-21 November. Check the three-day schedule below. Please note that all times are in EAT

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

Introducing the Annual Leaders Gathering

Host: Kwezi Tabaro, Deputy Director LéO Africa Institute

Opening Address: Angella Kasekende, Consultant

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Kwezi Tabaro

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Angella Kasekende

Key Remarks & Conversation

Panelists:

  • Japheth Kawanguzi, Founder, The Innovation Village
  • Anna Reismann, Country Representative, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Carl Manlan, Chairman Board of Directors, LéO Africa Institute

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Japheth Kawanguzi

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Anna Reismann

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Carl Manlan

7.00 - 7.30 PM

Closing Day 1: Music Performance

Live Music Performance by Aka Dope Band

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Aka Dope

Friday, 20th Nov

 
9:30 - 10:45 AM

PLENARY: “Beyond the Crisis”

The ongoing pandemic has upended our world in more ways than one. It has also brought to the fore other underlying crises that our society had sidelined for a long time.

 

A leadership crisis, to say the least of the associated economic and jobs crises, a climate crisis, as well as increasingly racialized politics at the global level now define the times we live in.

 

How can emerging leaders in Africa today promote a shared vision for our countries’ recovery and adaptation to life beyond these seemingly disparate but related crises?

 

Host: Raymond Mujuni, Investigative Journalist, Nation Media Group

Keynote Address: Anne Juuko, Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank

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Raymond Mujuni

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Anne Juuko

Key Remarks & Conversation

Panelists:

  • Mohammed Okash, Head of Innovations, IITE Institute
  • Lucy Mbabazi, Advisory Board, LéO Africa Institute
  • Fiona Mbabazi, Journalist, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency
  • Ralph Akorabirungi, Head of Public Education Unit, Bank of Uganda
  • Lynda Mwaura, Founder, Leona Foundation

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Mohamed Okash

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Lucy Mbabazi

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Fiona Mbabazi

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Ellis Ralph Akorabirungi

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Lyndah Mwaura

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Closing: Poetry recital

Poetry recital by Nze Nsubuga

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Nsubuga Muhammed

11:30 - 1:00 PM

Seminar sessions

Seminar I – Leadership in the midst of Crisis

Moderator and Discussant: Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa, Economist, Policy Analyst & Development Strategy Expert
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*Please Note: Seminars are only open to Fellows of the LéO Africa Institute and invited participants

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Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa

Seminar II – Global Seminar – Lessons from a Global Reset

‏‎ ‎Moderator and Discussant: Mariam Luyombo, Educationist & Founder, Taibah Schools, ASPEN Fellow
*Please Note: Seminars are only open to Fellows of the LéO Africa Institute and invited participants

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Mariam Luyombo

2:00 - 04:00PM

PLENARY: Redefining Values and Inclusion in Leadership

In a world where leadership is increasingly defined by the ends and never the means, a conversation on how leadership values can be redefined to fit the circumstances of this day and age is timely. What can be done to redeem leadership at the individual and societal level?

 

While progress has been made to bring to the fore voices of marginalized groups—women, the disabled, sexual minorities and other group, their inclusion in key decision-making positions is still a far cry. How do we move from recognition to inclusion?

 

Host: Elizabeth Mwambulukutu, Regional Communications Manager, WaterAid East Africa and Ethiopia

Keynote Address: Dr. James Magara, Author, Positioning Africa for the 21st Century; the Role of Leadership & Think-Tanks

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Elizabeth Mwambulukutu

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Dr. James Magara

Key Remarks & Conversation

Panelists:

  • David F. Mpanga, Lawyer & Author of a new book, The Politics of Common Sense
  • Wanjuhi Njoroge, Founder People Planet Africa & Board Member, Global Shapers Foundation
  • Ignatius Kirunga, Global Markets Dealer, Stanbic Bank
  • Dr. Claire Akwongo, Epidemiologist at Veterinaires Sans Frontieres, Germany

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David F. Mpanga

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Wanjuhi Njoroge

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Ignatious Kirunga

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Dr. Claire Akwongo

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Africa Calling: Reconnecting Africa and the Black Diaspora

Recent killings of unarmed Black people in the United States have sparked a global protest movement and added voice to the violence the Black community continues to face in their struggle against racism and inequality.

 

While often there is a tendency to think that the struggle for equality, in all forms, for the Black community in America is far removed from that in Africa and elsewhere, the reality is it isn’t. Violence against black bodies in America has a direct impact on other forms of violence—economic, physical, psychological—that are visited on Africans in Africa.

 

The system built on oppression of black people in America over 400 years sprouts the capital that is displacing millions off their ancestral lands to make way for commercial agriculture, one that pollutes African rivers and cities, and buttresses the suppression of dissent on Africa’s streets.

 

In that way, our indifference or acquiescence to such forms of violence elsewhere in turn fuels the indignation and violence we continue to face as Black people in the world.

 

The question then is: what should you, as leaders in Africa today, do to change course?

 

Host: Angelo Izama, Head of Faculty, LéO Africa Institute

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Angelo Izama

Key Remarks & Conversation

Panelists:

  • Fiona Kamikazi, Communications Specialist at I&M Bank Rwanda
  • Jean-Luc Agboyibo, Senior Manager, Global Partnerships & Business Development, Basketball Africa League (BAL) at National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Hawa Mariam Keita, Executive Director CEED
  • Rebecca Kabejja, Pan African Feminist & Lawyer
  • Twasiima Bigirwa, Feminist Lawyer & Economic Justice Lead, Akina Mama wa Afrika
  • Leonard Mungarulire, Associate Partner, Dalberg

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Fiona Kamikazi

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Jean-Luc Agboyibo

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Hawa Mariam Keita

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Rebecca Kabejja

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Twasiima Bigirwa

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Leonard Mungarulire

Saturday, 21st Nov

 

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9:30 - 11:00 AM

Founders Circle: The Joys and Pains of Entrepreneurship and Championing Community Causes

Africa is increasingly taking its place on the global stage as a continent of growth and opportunity. Yet critical challenges remain, particularly the need to create a significant number of jobs for the continent’s booming population, and the need to build a cadre of home-grown business leaders able to access global markets and drive growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner.

 
For this reason, African entrepreneurship is central to Africa’s future prosperity. The biggest business opportunities in the coming decade will be created by Africans who start businesses, generate jobs and wealth, and capture growth opportunities.

 
Across Africa, necessity is the mother of invention. In many cases, the lack of enabling infrastructure has seen the rise of many innovators/startups, especially during the pandemic.

 
But while entrepreneurship is growing rapidly in Africa, entrepreneurs continue to face significant domestic challenges that impede their efforts, including a lack of access to funding, support services, skills training and infrastructure, as well as administrative barriers. The continent and the world will not be the same, and Africa’s resilience is crucial to the future of the planet. How do we move forward and re-emerge past the pandemic?

 
Moderator: Awel Uwihanganye, Founder, LéO Africa Institute
 
Keynote Address: Japheth Kawanguzi, Founder, The Innovation Village

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Awel Uwihanganye

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Japheth Kawanguzi

Circle:

  • Shirley Kandabu, Co-Founder & COO iCreate Project
  • Solomon King Benge, Founder, Fundi Bots
  • John Kyagulanyi, Founder, Dagala
  • Benjamin Rukwengye, Founder, Boundless Minds
  • Maria Kyamulabye, Social Entrepreneur
  • Patricia Kahill, Founder and CEO, Kahill Insights Ltd
  • Abbas Mpindi, Founder, Media Challenge Initiative
  • Seyi Olufade, Founder, Trigger Africa Initiative
  • James Kassaga Arinaitwe, Founder, Teach for Uganda

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Shirley Kandaabu

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Solomon King Benge

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John Kyagulanyi

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James Kassaga Arinaitwe

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Benjamin Rukwengye

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Patricia Kahill

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Maria Kyamulabye

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Abaas Mpindi

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Seyi Olufade

11:30 - 01:00 PM

Seminar Sessions

Seminar III : Wellness and Mindfulness - Health for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Moderator and Discussant: Dr. Paul Kasenene, Nutritionist and Mental Health Expert

‏‎ ‎Please Note: Seminars are only open to Fellows of the LéO Africa Institute and invited participants

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Dr. Paul Kasenene

Seminar IV: Living your Legacy - From Success to Significance

Moderator and Discussant: Laila Macharia, Investor & Founder Scion Real, ASPEN Fellow

Please Note: Seminars are only open to Fellows of the LéO Africa Institute and invited participants

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Laila Macharia

02:00 - 04:00 PM

Closing Ceremony: Reflection on the lessons from #ALG2020 and Africa #BeyondTheCrisis

Hosts:

  • Nkatya Kabwe, Manager Strategic Communications, Central Bank of Zambia
  • Kemiyondo Coutinho, Founder Kemistry Klass & A KA Dope
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    Kemiyondo Coutinho

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    Nkatya Kabwe

    Discussants:

    • Beverly Chogo Mutindi, Entreprenuer
    • Pierre Ndayisenga, Lecturer Davis College, Kigali
    • Aaron Akampa, Finance Manager, Stanbic Bank Uganda
    • Rayner Mugyezi, Lawyer - Kampala Associated Advocates
    • Fatma Kauga, Director Finance & Administration, Shule Direct
    • Dr. Innocent Acan, Medical Doctor
    • Dr. Martin Balaba, Founder e-Health Solutions
    • Canary Mugume, Journalist, Nation Media Group

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    Beverly Chogo

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    Pierre Ndayisenga

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    Aaron Akampa

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    Rayner Mugyezi

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    Fatma Kauga

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    Dr. Innocent Acan

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    Dr. Martin Balaba

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    Canary Mugume

    Live Band Performance

    Live Performance by Aka Dope Band

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    Aka Dope

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