I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE
WE ARE BECAUSE YOU ARE
I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE
WE ARE BECAUSE YOU ARE
WHO WE ARE
Ubuntu Leadership Safari is an open community that informs its philosophy on the mantra of UBUNTU: I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE AND THEREFORE, WE ARE BECAUSE YOU ARE.
ULS has a diverse community of different professions that follow and partake of the content curated by ULS aimed at creating a supportive space to remind members that each of us has a sleeping giant in us that needs to be awakened through a consistent and intentional effort based on personal commitment.
ULS runs the 5am Club, a reflective morning session hosted on Twitter Spaces, physical talks (Ubuntu Talks), boot-camps and an intense 6-week leadership program to be launched soon.
ULS is a mentorship space, a networking hub and accountability and commitment home open to anyone that has the humility to learn, unlearn and relearn through knowledge and experience sharing.
Building and facilitating a community that supports its members to discover, define and fulfil their life mission/calling and or passions by offering a support community with no judgement.
ULS is a community committed to the UBUNTU mantra to support, mentor, network with members to live through life with a purpose.
WHAT WE DO
This is a morning reflection session hosted on Twitter Spaces from Monday to Friday with the aim of firing up members to start the day motivated and inspired to go out and do their best while making the world a better place for all. Wake up, Dress Up, Show Up and Never Give Up!
This is a premium open space which happens every two months to bring the community to one space to listen to some of the amazing speakers from within the country and those from outside the country. Ubuntu Talks is a free networking space to just be vulnerable and open to learning from any member of the community whose journey or story is similar to yours. An amazing space to find a mentor, a business partner, a client or even a coach to walk your journey with.
The speakers focus on topics that build into the ubuntu leading to a purpose goal by sharing their experiences and what has made them what they are today. This is to help members follow a beaten path or create a new path all together.
Leading with a purpose program
Annual Ubuntu Leadership Conference
Emmy has, for the last fourteen years, been managing and implementing internationally funded Democracy and Governance programmes and campaigns which has seen him work directly with Political Party headquarters in running Regional Political Academies for young leaders, Political Party caucuses in helping them institutionalize their systems, with the Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) in formulating and popularizing the Common Women’s Legislative Agenda (CWLA), done three elections, two in Uganda and one for South Sudan. Emmy has also worked extensively with civil society organizations nationally and continental levels. Spearheaded setting up of Youth Cross Party platforms aimed at galvanizing youth issues that cut across party lines and creating multiple advocacy fronts to have them included in the Political agendas of the different Parties. He has also facilitated consensus and coalition building sessions for Youth focused Civil Society organizations. He has done evaluations and assessments on Democracy and Governance programmes across the region. Emmy is an accomplished Youth in Leadership trainer, campaign strategist, facilitator and mentor which he has done across twelve African countries and Sweden and his vast experience and interaction have seen him develop leadership, campaigns, and election monitoring and organization development training tools. He runs the Program for Young Politicians in Africa which is a three-part Political Leadership academy training programme involving 21 Political Parties across Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania. He also runs the Empowering Women in Politics program. He is the lead trainer for Organizational Political Party development, Public Speaking & Ideology.
Tony Okao Otoa
Tony Otoa is the co-founder of Ubuntu Leadership Safari, he is the Chief Executive of the Stanbic Business Incubator, which supports and nurtures Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to prepare them for business growth opportunities. His role is to design strategies, manage and implement activities and programs for Enterprise Development for the Stanbic Business Incubator. His work with the Incubator has helped the emerging entrepreneurs to gain access to networking, new markets, and financing opportunities and has impacted over 1000 SMES.
His expertise spans across the Oil and Gas sector, entrepreneurship, communication strategy and innovation in both Uganda and the United Kingdom.
In the past, Tony worked as a National Content Manager at Total Exploration and Production, where he also served as the Public Affairs Manager. Tony worked with civil society in the UK and Uganda to plan, develop and design laws and regulations for the oil and gas sector in the East African region. His untiring commitment and drive towards ensuring that Uganda becomes a formidable regional competitor in oil and gas has seen him speak around the world on the emerging sector. He has spoken passionately about participation of Ugandans in the sector, environment protection and robust revenue management.
Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and LLM in International Law. This experience has been a lightning bolt for him to reflect on and think of possible solutions to help young people, advise SMEs to be innovative and contribute to their growth.
Samuel Ocan is a professional video content producer with more than 10 years industry experience in East Africa and beyond.
As the Media and Communication manager at Ubuntu Leadership Safari, he oversees the creative department which includes content creation and digital media.
Samuel has knowledge and skills in the production of Documentary Films, Corporate videos, Television Commercials and others.
As a freelancer or in-house producer for various organizations, he has filmed and edited more than thirty (30) documentary and corporate videos for Women’s International Peace Centre (UNWomen), TotalEnergies, CNOOC Uganda Ltd, Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), Women in Uganda Network (Wougnet), Build Africa Uganda, USAID-Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD), South Sudan Red Cross Society, and he is currently in the team documenting the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) activities in Uganda and Tanzania etc.
Samuel is very passionate about self-development and business.
Mantra: Take care of the important, the urgent can wait
Wembi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Ubuntu Leadership Safari. He oversees all aspects of online content management for Ubuntu Leadership Safari and #UbuntuTalks sessions;
In his work, he focuses on fostering collaboration and online brand growth for organizations and personalities. He
holds a Bachelor’s degree from Makerere University and he is a member of Goal NextGen Network and Young Innovation Leadership Fellowship.
He has a curious love for adventure; and he loves spending an unhealthy amount of hours sunk into reading.
Self-motivated professional successful in seizing viable opportunities for expansion and innovation in business. Background in Managing Sales and Business Development Processes and transforming customer service standards. Experienced in leading and supervising operational and sales teams.
Great experience in Sales, marketing and business development gathered from his time in the downstream Petroleum industry with MOGAS OIL (U) and in the Fintech startup space with DusuPay and WallyCard Ltd. Mantra: “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.”
Kangye is a writer, editor and blogger. For close to ten years, he has run Kangye Writes, a blog that celebrates the people, places and books of Uganda.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and English from Makerere University. Kangye supports the Ubuntu Leadership safari in writing content and the newsletter.
He is dearly passionate about the written word.
THE UBUNTU LEADERSHIP LIBRARY
The Ubuntu Leadership Library is open. It has a collection of unrivalled resources to help you become a great leader you aspire to be.
The growing catalogue is designed to cater to the diverse interests of reading and research material that will help you discover and awaken the giant inside you.
The library provides a comprehensive collection of recommended books, eBooks, audiobooks, Magazines & access to online courses on leadership and personal growth.
Leading with a purpose program
You need a National ID or Passport.
The loan period for our library books is 3 weeks. A maximum of 1 book may be borrowed.
People who require additional days may refill their forms on the website.
The library ID can be used to access books during the Ubuntu Talks sessions.