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Alumni Testimonials: African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development Course (ALICT/LATIC)

“People influence people. Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend. A trusted referral influences people more than the best broadcast message.” – Mark Zuckerberg The “African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development (ALICT) /Leadership Africain en TIC et développment de Société du Savoir (LATIC)” programme has been implemented over two phases across 16 African countries covering Southern, Eastern, West and North Africa Regions.  The African Leadership in ICT and Knowledge Society Development course recorded 497 graduates from Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania and …   Read More

Towards a new Futures-based decision-making Framework for Senior leaders in Africa

Leadership paradigms inform decisions. As a result, leadership decisions inform policy. Therefore, it is reasonable to investigate whether the quality of decision-making by African leaders is sufficiently sophisticated, given the complexity of challenges facing the continent. One of the key dimensions of high quality decision-making is the extent to which such decisions are futures-based. This may seem self-evident, but the pervasiveness of reductionist (characterised by segmentation and sub-optimisation), positivistic (lacking vision beyond what is immediately apparent), past-based and short-term decision-making is evident from current challenges, once considered to be viable solutions. Part of the explanation for such flawed decision-making may …   Read More