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Senior Lecturers Facilitate a Successful Case Method Workshop in Nepal

Dr. David Wangombe, Dean School of Management and Commerce and Dr. Freddie Acosta Faculty Director of Strathmore Business School delivered a course on Case Teaching Methodology to faculty at Kathmandu, Nepal.  The course was a training of trainers for the Senior Executive Development Program (SEDP) comprised of the senior most government officers of the Republic of Nepal.  The program is funded by Adam Smith International and organised by the Centre for Inclusive growth (CIG).


The participating faculty were drawn from the Nepal Administrative Staff Centre (NASC).  The Director of the Centre mentioned, “This is the most successful workshop the centre has ever developed and we are forever grateful to the work of Dr. David Wangombe and Dr. Freddie Acosta. It will go along way to change the teaching approach among NASC Faculty”. The workshop was a result of yet another program that the duo facilitated for the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR)in Nairobi two months ago, where a Director of CIG attended.


Dr. Wangombe is an alumnus of the International Faculty Program (IFP) of IESE Business School (2008) and Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM) of the IFC/AABS. He has also conducted research and consultancy assignments for the IFC, Government of Kenya, and several private companies. He has also written several cases for teaching particularly business executives. Dr. Wangombe has extensively used case methodology for executive training in many different countries including South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya.  Dr. Wangombe is currently the Dean of the School of Management and Commerce.


Dr Acosta is an alumnus of Teaching the Practice of Management (TPM) of the IFC/AABS (2005) and Colloquium in Participant-Centred Learning (CPCL) of Harvard Business School (2006). Since then, Dr Acosta has taught using the case method in the fields of Technology and Innovation Management, and facilitated training programs in many different countries including South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Ethiopia, Philippines and Kenya. Dr Acosta is also a prolific and award-winning case writer. Two of his cases have won awards in international case writing competition. He is currently the Faculty Director of Strathmore Business School.