MUST Holds Inaugural High-Level Corporate Governance Conference
Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) held the Inaugural High-level Corporate Governance Conference from 4th to 6th July, 2023 at the Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa. The theme of the Conference was: ‘What makes Great Boards Great?’ This conference is the first in a series of high-level expert-led micro-credentialing professional courses on corporate governance for Board of Directors and Top Organisation Managers that MUST has put together to enable participant access formal certification after completing set modules.
The Conference was officially opened by our Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Romanus Odhiambo. Other members of the MUST team facilitating the event were Dr. Zac Chiliswa, Director, MUST International Liaison Office and Ms. Jackline Opande, MUST Business Developer. Mr. Sultan Amri was the Lead Trainer.
Meru University operates a micro-credentialing system offered on modular basis to allow flexibility for busy clients. In this system, course takers will accumulate several courses, required coursework and assessment to qualify for a formal university certificate.
“Our countries on the continent are undergoing rapid institutional and structural changes because of the globalisation of national economies, which creates new roles and institutions that do not necessarily address enduring social and environmental problems. The risks of climate change demands for corporate leaders adequately sensitised about circular economy that embraces environmentally sustainable practices. In this context, this high-level conference provides a powerful platform to reflect on practical experiences of boards on these issues and offer workable solutions. So, today we take that first step to engage in a demanding task within corporate governance – to sharpen our skills and competencies because of the critical role board of directors play in shaping the strategic direction of organisations. Board of directors is the engine that drive performance – for this reason there is a need for organisations to continuously strengthen the capacities of their boards by investing in continuing education to ensure necessary skills and knowledge to fulfil their roles effectively” Prof. Romanus Odhiambo, MUST Vice-Chancellor.