Makena’s head was craned back, eyes closed as she soaked in the day’s sunlight, her feet submerged under the steady stream of water flowing through her little garden. She was in paradise. Her nose pointed straight up to the sky; palms pressed behind her on the deck chair she sat on made her look graceful
Yesterday I attended the first day of the second edition of the Big Baraza SME conference by SNDBX. I met some old and new faces; next week, I will share a more detailed post on my learnings from the discussions. Today, I want to dig a bit deeper into one thing that nagged at me
In 2018, I moved to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for work. It was an exciting new start with fresh roles and responsibilities. It allowed me to do things I only dreamed of at the time, building the systems and staff of a communication department from scratch. It was a rollercoaster. There were many long days
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Last week I shared the realities of generation ‘Y’ and ‘W’s plight. Brilliant African professionals with over a decade of professional experience worn proudly as a badge of honour but considered financial liabilities for companies. Since that post, I have had several conversations with friends and colleagues, which have provoked me to dig deeper into
This week’s Picha Tales takes you to Jinja in Eastern Uganda. Earlier this year, work took me to Uganda after a 14-year break since I last visited the country. It was so good to be there and experience something new. I wrapped up my week-long strategy training and made plans to go to Jinja. My
When I was a child, after my father retired, I started to hear a term I didn’t quite understand. “You are overqualified.” I didn’t quite get what it meant; all I knew was it made my parents sad. After my father retired and tried to job hunt, he quickly realised aside from the government that