Coaching experiences from Tanzania




On the last week of October, Jarkko Levänen coached senior leaders of Tanzanian public administration in Arusha. Teaching focused on sustainable development and it was one out of ten modules of the Executive Programme organized by Uongozi Institute and Aalto Executive Education.

In his teaching, Jarkko focused on two broad themes: Addressing wicked sustainability problems with creative solutions, and Sustainable communities, safety and urban planning. During the module, these themes were approached from multiple perspectives and the connections between the themes and topical sustainability challenges, such as population growth, environmental threats and poverty, were discussed. Afterwards Jarkko said that teaching was very inspirational and rewarding experience for him.

In the picture, Jarkko is with Dr. Tim Ndezi, co-facilitator of the module and the director of Tanzanian Centre for Community Initiatives (CCI).