Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:124 Mt. Auburn - Suite 200N Foyer
Contact Name:Sarah Grucza
Sponsor:Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Centers & Initiatives:
Join us for a conversation with Jennifer Musisi, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative City Leader in Residence, Former Executive Director of Kampala, Uganda. As the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative City Leader in Residence Jennifer Musisi plays a key role in advising on the design of Bloomberg Harvard programming, with a particular emphasis on programming for cities outside of the United States. She serves as a resource for faculty, students, staff, and participating mayors and other city leaders, and will share insight and information on innovations, solutions, and approaches to common problems across cities. Jennifer is a transformational leader with three decades of experience in turning around government institutions and systems in challenging settings. Most recently, she was appointed by the president of Uganda to serve as the first executive director of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda (a role comparable to mayor, chief executive or city manager). In this capacity, she earned a global reputation for strong urban governance, organizational leadership, innovation, and building service delivery systems in institutions grappling with crippling corruption, limited financing and systemic dysfunction. She also entered partnerships and mobilized significant funding to advance the city. Jennifer previously served as commissioner of legal services and board affairs at the Uganda Revenue Authority and as legal advisor to Makerere University. The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students, faculty, fellows, and alumni whose research or other academic work is supported by the Ash Center. The series is a forum to discuss new ideas, innovative work, and ongoing projects that are related to the Ash Center's mission to make the world a better place by advancing excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion.