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Shared Leadership | Allen Asiimwe | TEDxKiwenda

Allen talks about how leadership is a shared responsibility. Not the task of one person. Allen is the Chief Technical Officer at
TradeMark East Africa. In this role she
is responsible for the technical delivery of TMEA’s entire project portfolio in
infrastructure, trade environment, and business competitiveness with a budget of
$620m, spanning 12 countries. Allen also oversees the Climate Change and Gender
portfolios and leads collaboration with key stakeholders and development partners,
including the Partner States, FCDO, USAID, the World Bank and the African
Development Bank. Allen also chairs the $24m TMEA Safe Trade Emergency
Facility that was established to respond to and mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on
the region. Prior to this, Allen was a consultant for the African Export Import Bank
supporting the implementation of the Intra Africa Trade Initiative and has served as
past CEO of AVID Development, a consulting firm working on key issues of trade,
development, and governance in Africa.
Allen is also a co-founder of Girls For Girls a global mentoring initiative that seeks
to empower girls to lead. Girls For Girls now has a footprint in 23 countries globally,
7 in Africa with over 2,500 mentees and 1,000 mentors. She holds a Masters
in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School (Edward Mason
Fellow, 2017) and a Masters in International Business Law from the University of
Manchester, UK (1998). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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