African Great Lakes Initiative
Ggaba National Seminary, Kampala, Uganda
The Great Lakes Initiative Leadership Institute is designed for restless Christian leaders in the African Great Lakes who are passionate about peace and reconciliation.
Modeled after the Duke Summer Institute, the five-day program offers participants an opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the most remarkable and dynamic Christian leaders in East Africa, including Wilfred Mlay, Celestin Musekura, Bishop Paride Taban, Maggy Barankitse, Angelina Atyam, Archbishop John Baptist Odama, Bishop Zac Niringiye, David Kasali, Sr Rosemary Nyirumbe, and Katho Bungishabaku.
All participants learn together each morning in a common journey led by these distinguished leaders. There are afternoon seminars where participants engage a specific theme intensively with others who have similar expertise. “Civil Society, Political Engagement, and Advocacy,” “Counseling and the Healing of Memory,” and “Community Mobilization and Grassroots Peace-building” are just a few examples of the afternoon seminars held in the past. At the center of the Leadership Institute is a common pilgrimage to a local community of peace and hope.