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Friday, February 13, 2009

Monitor editor named 2008 Professional Man of the Year


KampalaThe Management Forum Committee has voted Mr Daniel Kalinaki and Ms Noelina Nakagwa as the most outstanding male and female professionals of the year respectively.

The Management Forum, a British Council initiative, was established six years ago to help bring out the best in business leaders and other professionals through sharing ideas and experiences.

The two awards were announced during the annual Professional of the Year dinner in December. The awards recognise achievers who have not been recognised before, but are also an opportunity to celebrate key achievements of individuals who have excelled and made a formidable impact in the management fields for which they inspire other young professionals to achieve greater heights.

"We at the British Council aim to develop professional and diverse groups of leaders skilled in helping organisations change for the better," the acting British Council Director, Mr Julian Baker, said. "We have continuously contributed to this through a range of products such as professional development courses, inter-action leadership programme and the management forum," he added.

Mr Kalinaki, who joined Daily Monitor in 1998 as a freelancer before rising to news editor, also worked as Kampala Bureau Chief of the East African. He returned to Daily Monitor in July 2008 as managing editor.

"Mr Kalinaki is an amazing young professional who has climbed the ladder so fast as a result of his excellent performance," read a nomination note.

Ms Nakagwa, is a counsellor and founder of Bukulula Disabled Baseline Development Centre in Masaka, a community-based organisation that cares for orphans and disabled youth. The awards committee noted her as a good manager who has ensured that there is income generation and sustainability of her project.

"As a result of her hard work and good management, the formerly marginalised youth have gained back their pride and have become productive members of the community," her nomination note read.

--Daily Monitor, January 19, 2009