The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) is an international university located in Tanzania but serving several member states in the region. ESAMI was established in 1980 on the foundations of the East African Management Institute, itself established by the Governments of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Uganda as an intergovernmental institution designed to provide specialized top-level management training, research and consultancy services to its members.
ESAMI has made significant contributions in the area of human resources and management development in the region. Its role as a premier Regional Management Development Institute has expanded substantially as a result of increased client demand by countries of the region and beyond To date over 60,000 middle and top level personnel in the government, public, private and civic organisations have attended open management development programmes offered by the Institute. ESAMI’s target clients are central and local government, regional and international institutions, NGOs, executive agencies, parastatals, private sector and national training institutions in the continent. ESAMI is a leader in the industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.
ESAM's Strategic Thrust
ESAMI programmes are based on the emerging needs of the client throughout the continent. The Institute has continued to make sure that programmes benefit from research carried out in the form of needs assessment and participants’ feedback.
Programme appraisal, tracer studies and impact assessment will form important part of ESAMI's training and capacity building process. The training programmes presented in this prospectus will have a strong link between management and performance improvement at individual and organizational level.
Tailor made programmes will be undertaken to address clients' specific problems and issues. These are normally conducted on request and at venues and dates convenient to client.
ESAMI launched an Executive MBA Programme which has proved to be quite successful. To date the Business School enrolment stands at 3600 students spread in ten campuses in Africa.
ESAMI has also introduced full-time Certificate and Diploma programmes in management.
ESAMI's Capability and Comparative Advantages
As a management development centre, ESAMI has been a converging centre where people from different countries meet to share and exchange experiences in a regional framework. The Institute aims at enhancing this interaction in order to facilitate improvements in managerial performance and effectiveness of client organizations. As one of the largest regional Institutions in Africa and a premier in management development ESAMI's capability is largely ingrained in the following qualities:
Its core of different, indigenous, high level trained and experienced professional staff who understand the countries they are working with well.
Staff at Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) have experience in
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