Swiss School of Management

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute

The Swiss School of Management has initiated collaboration with the The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI).

The cooperation between the two institutions should specifically develop and promote the following activities:

  • Mutual exchange and collaboration of professors, researchers, students and other staff in the academic domain;
  • Conducting joint research projects, either funded by one of the Parties or funded by both universities, as well as funded by government grants and/or private funds;
  • Organization of academic programs/courses, seminars, scientific conferences, and other forms of exchange of knowledge;
  • Exchange of expertise and programs in fields of mutual interest;
  • Other efforts for the mutual benefit of the Parties are welcome.

Esami is an intergovernmental regional management development centre. ESAMI’s head office is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The institute was established with the primary objective of providing the region with trained personnel in a number of critical areas including policy management, transportation management, financial management, information technology management, health management, human resources management, project management, energy and environment management and gender management among others. The focus was to train middle to senior managers from the region to improve their managerial performance taking into consideration the global issues but with a regional focus relevant to the African environment. ESAMI is owned by ten member governments: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Other countries which regularly participate in ESAMI management development programmes include Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa, Angola, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana, The Gambia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.