In 2011 the Mo Ibrahim Foundation funded a second Residential School in Africa. It was held in Dar es Salaam from 18-22 July 2011, and focused on Governance and Health Systems Development in East Africa.
The long week, intensive programme was led by the School of Oriental and African Studies in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies, University of Dar es Salaam. The daily programme was put together with the support of Nouria Brikci (Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children UK), Petronella Mwasandube (Health & Diversity Performance Consultant), Mike Jennings (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, SOAS), Pat Pridmore (Reader in Education, Health and International Development, Institute of Education, University of London) and Susan Rifkin (Professor at the London School of Economics).
The residential school hosted 21 participants with a strong health management background and/or professional experiences (health executives, policy-makers, health academics and NGOs representatives), from East African countries (Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia), who shared ideas and experiences on the wide issue of governance in relation to the development of health systems. The speakers, who also co-ordinated the engaging workshops, discussed a broad range of themes, spanning from more theoretical and overviews to specific case-studies.