It seems that the wise and compassionate of the ALAMAU staff have a wrap around their heads. Amina Ndagire, from Uganda, is the Director-General for this year’s conference. With the Admin, Events, Finance and Media team under her wings, she handles the logistics of the entire conference. A hefty task I’d say. You find her working all the time, planning so that the gala dinner will be a blast, and the cultural night will run smoothly, and every delegate is taken care of. That’s right, she makes sure you have a room.
Her job is not easy, but she handles all hurdles and obstacles with grace, that is, a smile and unwavering eyes. I know that many people would be pulling out their hair if they had to accomplish the same tasks or they would start sprouting grey hair. But Amina, as petit as she may be, stands proud. ALAMAU history has shown that Director-Generals never make it to the conference, so what makes Amina the exception? So in a bid to understand, I searched for the answers through an interview. Continue reading “Behind ALAMAU: Director-General”