LéO Africa Institute is thrilled to announce the formation of the Hudma Fellowship Executive Committee (ExCo). Comprising six individuals, each representing different Huduma classes, the ExCo is set to play a pivotal role in steering the business operations, shaping programming, and defining the relationship with the LéO Africa Institute.
The Huduma ExCo, alongside the YELP ExCo, will form the LAI Network Committee. Two members of each ExCo and the Programs Director at the Institute would constitute the governance of the LAI Network Committee.
The formation of the Huduma ExCo marks a significant milestone in the journey of leadership and network dynamics within the LéO Africa Institute. With a diverse and capable team at the helm, the Huduma Fellowship is poised to achieve new heights in its mission to shape future public and civil service leaders and foster meaningful connections within its community.
The members of the Exco are selected by their own class to serve on a one-year basis. Here is the composition of the 2024 Huduma ExCo;
President – Dina Achola (Class of 2021)
Chief of Staff – Juliet Grace Luwedde (Class of 2021)
Vice President Seminar Experiences – Judith Kagere Babirye (Class of 2022)
Vice President Alumni Relations – Christian Karamagi (Class of 2023)
Chief Network Officer – Alex Gilbert Naijuka-Njuneki (Class of 2023)
Chief Marketing Officer – Daphine Ashley Nkunda (Class of 2022)
The Executive Committee Roles and Tasks
President – Chairs the committee meetings, provides strategic direction and represents Huduma Fellows as a Member of the Board of Directors of the LéO Africa Institute and at other key meetings where Huduma is required representation. He/She is the key spokesperson for the Huduma network.
Chief of Staff – Coordinates all functions of the Committee, responsible for ensuring the team delivers on targets and goals, particularly supports the President in convening meetings, setting the agenda, designing strategy, and convening of meetings. The Chief of Staff coordinates with the Huduma Coordinators on matters of finance, fundraising, and accountability.
Vice President Seminar Experiences – Leads the committee in planning for seminar experiences for Huduma Fellows and friends of Huduma, coordinates with the LéO Africa Institute in convening and designing the agenda of seminars. Also coordinates the trainings, retreats, and orientation for Huduma moderators. Works with the Institute in curating the knowledge resources to guide seminar sessions.
Vice President Alumni Relations – The main task is to integrate the three Huduma classes into one network, coordinate with fellows in convening activities, promote the work of the fellows, and support fellows locally where they need support of the network or Institute, and ensures fellows remain connected to the larger institute network.
Chief Network Officer – Main responsibility is to connect the Huduma community to opportunities in other key networks, key organisations, and institutions. These may include speaking engagements at other gatherings outside of the LéO Africa Institute, identifying awards and prizes which fellows can apply to, trainings and learnings, and other of such. The Chief Network Officer also works to build relationships with funding partners and sponsors for Huduma activities.
Chief Marketing Officer – Directs the strategic communication function of the Huduma Network. Supports the Huduma Coordinator in managing different social media, web portals, and other communication platforms associated with Huduma.
The other roles include guiding the comms strategy, content production, and helps draft key messages, press/media/ public notice releases, and other statements associated with Huduma announcements.
The Chief Marketing Officer works with the Chief Network Officer and the Chief of Staff in ensuring the strategic communications are aligned to partnership building, strengthening, and increase fundraising capabilities. Works with the Huduma Coordinator & Vice President Alumni Relations to ensure fellows’ profiles, and their work continue to get highlighted in reports and communications.