Aalto EE strengthens social development role - cooperation with the Tanzanian UONGOZI Institute begins

Aalto EE starts co-operation with UONGOZI institute.


Aalto University Executive Educations (Aalto EEs) role as a developer of public-sector capabilities will strengthen internationally. The company has coached customers including Finnish municipal leaders, health care decision-makers, senior government officials, and leaders from the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology.

The latest new development concerns the highly regarded UONGOZI Institute, which has chosen Aalto EE as its partner to strengthen leadership that fosters sustainable development in Tanzania. The program, which focuses on leadership as a whole, is Aalto EE's first actual project on the African continent.

- Our unique cooperation will foster the sustainable development of our society. Improved leadership skills are the key to this. This high-level program will challenge participants to broaden their way of thinking and develop the skills and capabilities required by leaders of the future, says Prof. Joseph Semboja, CEO of UONGOZI Institute.

- Favorable developments in Africas key economies are also creating the need to raise the level of leadership. It is always particularly rewarding to engage in the development of public-sector leadership, since it has a decisive impact on society as a whole. UONGOZI, a long-standing partner of the Finnish organization HAUS, is the ideal partner for us at Aalto, says Dr. Pekka Mattila, Group Managing Director, Aalto EE, and Professor at Aalto University.

Around thirty leaders involved in home affairs administration participated in the first module of a pilot program. Founded by the Tanzanian and Finnish states, the UONGOZI Institute has strong specialist expertise on Tanzania and the African region. The program takes into account the special features of the operating environment, using local expertise and Aalto EE instructors in the facilitation of the program modules.

Further information

Pekka Mattila
D.Soc.Sc., Group Managing Director, Professor of Practice
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd
Telephone: +358 40 738 7221

Aalto University Executive Education Ltd

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Aalto University Executive Educations strengths lie in its global operating model and diverse offering. In addition to Finland and Singapore, we offer education programs in the Baltic countries, South Korea, Indonesia, Iran, China, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, Russia and Vietnam. Aalto University Executive Education holds three respected accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS certificates. This places it in the top 0.5 per cent of the worlds institutions.

UONGOZI Institute

UONGOZI Institute, an independent government agency established by the Government of Tanzania, exists to support African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nation and for Africa.  We seek to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development. UONGOZI Institute delivers training and organizes forums and discussions with the aim of bringing leaders together to share their knowledge on issues of relevance to sustainable development.