EXECUTIVE AND STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

FOR THINK TANK LEADERS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REGION

August 19 & 20, 2024 - Djeuga Hotel, Yaoundé

Theme : Driving Organizational Success: Mastering Leadership and Management Excellence

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Think tanks play a crucial role in producing high-quality research to inform public policy, amplifying the voices of key opinion leaders and civil society through open debates, public events, and advocacy campaigns. They promote the rule of law, respect for fundamental human rights, inclusive and sustainable conflict resolution, and more.
However, the ECCAS region has few reputable and resilient independent think tanks creating significant impact.

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  Objectives of the event

  Participation fee & Payment

$200

Think tank and CSO leaders

$150

Researchers

$180

Participants from last year

$300

Late payment (missed deadline)

 

 

     The participation fee includes:

  • Certificate of participation
  • Admission to all workshop sessions
  • A printed copy of all event materials
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • The final event report (electronic version)

  Event Format

Keynote presentations

Panel discussions

Conversations with policymakers

Networking sessions

brainstorming sessions

  Selection Process

  Our Guests

Dr Denis Foretia

Founder & Executive Chairman,
Nkafu Policy Institute,
Cameroon

Head of Partnerships, CREPIA
Cameroon

Research Scientist
RDC

Founder & CEO,
Ayina Think Tank,
Rwanda

Prof. Emmanuel Bruno ONGO

Director, CEREG
Cameroon

National Coordinator, CIVITAS
Cameroon

Mr. Henri Mokambi

Communications Manager,
Institut Concorde,
Gabon

Director of Oprerations, OPA/AYEN
Cameroon

Mr. Aimable Manirakiza

CEO,
Centre For Development and Enterprises Great Lakes
Burundi

Founder,  Nyemb Firm
Cameroon

Executive Director, IPAR
Rwanda

 

Gender and Development Consultant,
Cameroon

IDEC,
Burundi

Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur les Analyses et Politiques s Economiques ( CERAPE),
Congo

Founder & CEO,
Ayina Think Tank,
Rwanda

Initiative for Dignity and Prosperity,
Burundi

LoRDA Research Center,
Cameroon

Youth Empowerment and Self-Sustainability,
Cameroon

Mr. Christian Ngoube

Observatoire du Politique en Afrique (OPA/AYEN),
Cameroon

Grand Reporter-Le Messager Yaounde-Cameroun,
Cameroon

Mr. Aimable Manirakiza

Chief Executive Officer,
Centre For Development and Enterprises Great Lakes,
Burundi

Think do Tank The Okwelians,
Cameroon

Plate-Forme d’Information et d’Action sur la Dette (PFIAD),
Cameroon

Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche pour la Dynamique des Organisations (CERDO),
Tchad

  The Agenda

August 18, 2024

19:00 - 21:30

Welcome Networking and Dinner

Special Remarks on “Creating Conditions for Good Governance in Central Africa”

August 19, 2024

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast
Participants arrive, register, and enjoy breakfast.


09:00 - 09:30

Opening Session

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Introduction of the program and objectives
  • Ice breakers.

09:30 - 10:00
Keynote 1: The Role of Leadership in Organizational Success


10:00 - 11:00
Plenary Panel Conversation: Understanding Think Tank Business Models and Keys to Financial Sustainability


11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break and Networking


11:30 - 12:30
Session 1: Strategic Leadership for Organizational Growth

  • Understanding Strategic Leadership
  • Case Studies on Successful Leadership Strategies

 12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
Group photo.


 13:30 - 14:00
Keynote 2: Emotional Intelligence


14:00 - 15:00
Panel Session: Effective Management Practices for High Impact Teams

  • Key Management Principles
  • Techniques for Enhancing Team Performance

 15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon Coffee Break


15:30 - 17:00
Panel Discussion: Leadership Challenges and Solutions in Central Africa

  • Panel of Experienced Leaders
  • Four case studies
  • Interactive Q&A Session

17:00 - 18:00
Personal Time

18:00 - 19:30
Networking Dinner
Informal dinner to foster connections among participants.


 

August 20, 2024

08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30
Keynote 3: Innovation in Leadership and Management

  • Driving Innovation within Organizations
  • Leveraging Technology for Management Excellence

09:30 - 10:45
Building Effective Advocacy Coalitions

10:45 - 11:15
Coffee Break and Networking


11:15 - 12:30
Conducting Applied and Policy-Relevant Research

  • Developing core skills and abilities
  • Understanding the policy landscape

12:30 - 13:30                       Lunch Break


13:30 - 14:00
Keynote 4:

14:00 - 15:00
Session 4: Financial Management and Accountability

  • Essential Financial Management Skills
  • Ensuring Accountability in Management

 15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon Coffee Break


15:30 - 17:00
Enhancing Communication and Decision-Making Skills

  • Techniques for Effective Communication
  • Decision-Making Frameworks

17:00 - 17:30
Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

  • Summary of Key Takeaways

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Dinner of the 2024 Central Africa Think Tank Forum