KCB’s Susan Omanga on Leadership Training

KCB Foundation chairman Susan Omanga and KCB Group C.E.O Martin Oduor-Otieno present Acumen Fund Director East Africa Biju Mohandas with a ksh 16million cheque.

March 16, 2011 – Nairobi, Kenya- The KCB Foundation is supporting the Acumen Fund to launch a leadership training programme to develop the next generation of leaders in East Africa.

The initiative dubbed ‘Acumen Fund East Africa’s Fellows Programme’ will seek to identify 20 emerging leaders gathered from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Southern Sudan and Rwanda and to receive high quality training in leadership and social change development.

“The objective of the programme is to build an entrepreneurial pool of talented leaders who  have the financial and operational skills, to build

strong organizations and the moral imagination to create a more inclusive economy and social system.” said Susan Omanga the KCB Foundation Chairman.

She was speaking on Wednesday during the KCB Acumen Fund Partnership agreement signing ceremony where the KCB Foundation pledged a Kshs 16 million grant support for the East Africa Fellows Programme.

With the launch, the application process is now on. Applicants can access forms at the http://www.acumenfund.org/fellows. The second stage of the process will entail telephone interviews of shortlisted applicants starting April 17th, 2011.

A selection conference will then be held on May 21st, 2011 ahead of the

announcement of winners on May 31st, 2011. The programme will kick off with

the first seminar in July 2011.

Speaking at the event Biju Mohandas, Acumen Fund Director for East Africa

said each participant in the inaugural class of the East Africa Fellows

programme would have to be driving a project with large social impact either

inside their organization or as an entrepreneurial venture.

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