The leadership series started as a partnership between uganda telecommunications corporation limited(UTCL), Uganda’s leading communications company and uganda society; A leading academic society with a respected multidisciplinary tradition:
The main aim of the series is to offer a platform for lively intellectual discussion and debate on diverse social, economic, political and cultural issues affecting our society, while creating awareness and promoting the standard of living within our community.
The annual leadership series has hosted several renowned personalities and speakers over the past four years including Professor Mahmood Mamdhani, Dr. Ron Jenson, Baroness Linda Chalker, Mr. Wilfred Kiboro, CEO of the Nation Media Group, and more recently, Rob Parsons, world renown inspirational speaker who spoke on the work life balance.
Apart from intellectual discourse and lively debates, the leadership series also engages in charity work, as part of the corporate responsibility placed on them. Beneficiaries of this include Lira babies home, SOS village, Sanyu babies home, Tooro babies’ home and Health Alert in Gulu; all catering for the livelihood of the less fortunate children in society like orphans, and abandoned or abused children. The participants of the annual leadership series, all donate towards these causes and UTCL matches the total amount donated, hence, doubling the total.
This year, 2008, the money collected will go to the Uganda Child Rights NGO Network that runs two Child Helplines also set up by UTCL that help abused children report incidents or get counseling from qualified child counselors.
As a responsible corporate citizen supporting community outreach programs as well as charities, UTCL is proud of this partnership with the ugandan corporate society and pledge continued commitment to supporting such initiatives.
And as a leading communications company, will continue to hold these annual leadership lecture series and work to promote and preserve Uganda’s literary, scientific and cultural heritage in all it’s diversity.