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Ethical Leadership Seminar in Sierra Leone

From October 17 to 20, 23 young African professionals from politics, civil society, academia and industry participated in a training program on ethical leadership.

The seminar, organized by the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics in cooperation with the university of Sierra Leone, aimed at educating in the field of ethical leadership and delivering competencies for dealing with moral dilemmas.

Prof. Arnis Vilks was the lead trainer of the course and responsible for its design and delivery. Ibrahim Bangura (Program Manager "Building Global Cooperation") and Mrs. Memunatu Pratt (Head of the "Peace and Conflict Studies Program", University of Sierra Leone) served as co-trainers. Further experts from various professions and backgrounds assisted as trainers on the different topics. In four modules the participants discussed the challenges of ethical leadership, corruption, good governance and human rights and rule of law. The seminar focused on the development of new problem-solving approaches, considering responsible action and the current local conditions. Highlight was the visit by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Sierra Leone, Mr. Rüdiger John, who presented the certificates of participation.

Currently, the participants in their organizations are placing the seminar contents. A monitoring of these activities by the WCGE will be carried out until the beginning of 2012. In order to meet the numerous requests for repetition of the seminar, further trainings in Sierra Leone and Liberia have been planned for 2012. Negotiations with potential sponsors will take place in the coming weeks.