ESAMI Offices



The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (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.


The Faculty Board has the following functions:

Setting examinations
Dealing with training and examination incidents
Marking and grading examination papers
Submitting reports to the Academic Board for final approval.


The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA) was established in 2006 as a joint initiative of the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) and Lund University of Sweden, with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The Centre is hosted at the ESAMI headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The aim of Round Table Africa is to dig deeper by focusing on the challenges of local industries acting within international contexts.

The single one issue development scholars do agree upon is the lack of entrepreneurship and actual investments in potentially successful value chains, in developing countries.

In order to create a conducive and enabling environment for sustainable economic development, value chain analyses in a comparative, either cross-country or cross-industries, setting should generate the knowledge required to steer the economy.


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