Uongozi Institute, Tanzania

Uongozi Institute, Tanzania


The University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) in collaboration with the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda) and the University of California, Los Angeles' James S. Coleman African Studies Center will inaugurate the UONGOZI (Leadership) INSTITUTE, a summer school, July 4 to August 15, 1998, in Tanzania. This project will involve undergraduate students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law and related fields from the three African universities and North America. The school's main goal is to foster civic and intellectual leadership qualities among the next generation of East African leaders and also to contribute to the promotion of rational and dynamic policy making processes that are informed by African as well as global perspectives. This will be accomplished by involving promising undergraduate students, at the mid-point in their studies, in a six week summer school. In the process the students will learn problem solving techniques, critical thinking, and the values of team-work and cooperation. Simultaneously they will be introduced to current theoretical, methodological, and substantive debates in academic disciplines as well as in the wider society as they relate to East Africa. A major feature of the INSTITUTE will be the interaction of the students with prominent African leaders as well as noted African and Africanist scholars. This year's curriculum will be centered on the theme of Democracy and Development. A natural by-product of this exercise will be the facilitation of the networking of the future leaders of East Africa, and their introduction to wider global issues that will challenge them later in life. The American-based students will be an integral part of this networking process, and in addition they will have their own study of Africa enriched by the experience of living and studying in Africa. Students are responsible for, if necessary, negotiating for course credit with their home institutions or with UCLA Summer Sessions.

For more details and application information, please visit the Institute's announcement on the Coleman Center's website at:

Subject:FYI: undergrad. opportunity/Uongozi Institute Date: 22 Jan 1998 From: Stephen Wooten, Ass. Director, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA <>

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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