Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education – UIPE takes the best and the brightest pro-liberty undergraduate students, recent graduates and young professionals from across Africa and give them training, resources, a network, and other tools with which they can effectively organize and make an impact in their universities, cities and regions. Among other undertakings, they organize events, help start and grow student groups, and seek out other potential leaders for liberty with resources that UIPE provide. This is the second time UIPE is running this training whereas the first intake had 32 trainees in total from Tanzania, Kenya, and Nigeria, for those outside Tanzania they participated through on-line option. This time around the program has managed to get 35 trainees all from Tanzania, who comprise of university students, recent graduates and young professionals who run their own organizations or companies.
Speakers for this program included Isack Danford – Executive Director at Uhuru Initiative for Policy and Education – UIPE (http://uipe.org), Morilyn Wambui – Administrative Assistant at UIPE, Alexander Mtweve – Policy Projects Supervisor at UIPE, Evans Exaud – Education Policy Supervisor at UIPE, Allen Kimbelwa – Founder & Chairman at Tanzania Young Leaders Empowering Vijana (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tanzania-Young-Leaders-Empowering-Vijana-TYLEV/276868819131939), Alex Ndungu – Research & Programs Development Manager at Eastern Africa Policy Centre (http://eapcentre.org), Peter Yakobe – Executive Director at Centre for Free Market Enterprise (http://cfmemalawi.org) and – Belinder Odek – Local Coordinator for African Students for Liberty (www.studentsforlibertyafrica.org/africa).
Among the topics delivered during first day of training included An Introduction to Liberty, Importance of Liberty, How Markets Work, Free Trade, Taxation & Government Spending, Property Rights, Why Governments Fail and Role of Governments. On day two of the training, participants got a chance to learn the following topics: Meaning of Leadership, Beyond Leadership to Leading for Liberty, How People & Ideas Change the World, The Importance of Having a Libertarian Community, Uhuru Initiative for Policy and Education – UIPE‘s Theory for Social Change, Strategies for Changing Minds, Theory of Empowerment & Volunteering, Internal & External Communication in an Organization, The Purpose of Leadership for Liberty Training also Tips for Liberty Leaders were presented. Much thanks to our partners Network for Free Societies and Atlas Leadership Academy for their support in making this program a success.