About Us

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI)

Is a Pan African Regional Management Development Centre owned by ten-member governments from the Eastern and Southern African region. These include Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is a service and market-oriented institution offering high-level specialized management training and development programme, consultancy and action-oriented management research services.

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  • Vision

    ESAMI is the Africa’ preferred number one provider of leadership and management development programmes and services.

  • Mission

    Develop leadership and management capacity in Africa for improved and effective service delivery.

  • Our Values
    Learning & InnovationExcellence


ESAMI is governed by a Board that is responsible for policy guidance and direction in the execution of ESAMI’s mandate and meets bi-annual.

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Global Faculty

ESAMI's team, recruited competitively, includes regional professionals with minimum master's degrees and relevant experience, plus 100 adjunct experts.

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Country Offices

To better serve its diverse clientele, ESAMI has set up multiple country offices in addition to its Arusha, Tanzania headquarters.


Our Programmes

Over 85,000 mid-to-top level personnel from various sectors have attended ESAMI's management development programs to date.

executive education academic programmes

Capability & Comparative Advantage

ESAMI leverages its unique strengths to foster regional socio-economic development, placing clients at the heart of its mission.