BoU Joseph Mubiru lecture 2014
Each year, the Central Bank of Uganda (BOU), hosts the Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture in memory of the first Governor of the bank between 1966 and 1971, the late Joseph Mary Mubiru (R.I.P). The 22nd Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture is going to be a one-day event slated for Tuesday August 12 2014, to take place at the Kampala Serena hotel starting 2:00pm.
The lecture series were instituted in 1988 by the Bank of Uganda with each year having a different theme. The theme for this year’s lecture is “Creating a Vibrant and Fair Society: Issues of Accountability and Transparency”.
BOU hosts different speakers each year to grace the event. This year, the guest speaker is South African Dr. Mamphela Aletta Ramphele, one of the former Managing Directors of the World Bank and also a South African Political Activist, who strongly criticized the Apartheid regime and thus becoming one of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM). Dr. Mamphela is widely learned in the fields of medicine and business, among others, with a number of honorary degrees and awards from internationally recognized Universities and institutions of learning, and was also a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town.
The discussant for this year’s debate will be Dr. Robin Kibuuka, a former Director at the World Bank and is currently a Board Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Uganda. Dr. Kibuuka is a senior economist who served over 20 years as International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative in Ghana and has lectured at Universities like Makerere and Harvard. His knowledge in economics is extensive and so those who will attend the lecture will be sure to share some knowledge as they develop their businesses and careers.
The aim of this lecture is to promote informed discussion on current problems in the field of monetary affairs and African development. BOU being the Central Bank is equipping Ugandans with basic knowledge concerning macroeconomic issues affecting the world hence organizing such events.
The annual Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lectures are public events. The general public and interested stakeholders are therefore invited to attend this lecture to enrich their knowledge as they listen to experienced inspirational speakers and professionals in the field of economics.