30 TO 30 Alumni Series – Glory Ilunga K. Mulimba

The 30 TO 30 is an alumni profile series that is celebrating Africa University’s 30th Graduation. This series will profile 30 alumni spread across the continent and globe.

‘AU inspired me to lead with purpose, integrity’

Programme: Bachelor’s degree in Business Management (Major: Management)

Year of Completion: 2014

Country: DR Congo

Current Position: Community Development Superintendent

Organisation: Mutanda Mining Sarl (Glencore)

My time at AU

Africa University awakened my thirst for community service and helped me hone and strengthen my leadership style, as well as my sense of responsibility. My experiences at the university have not only equipped me with skills and knowledge, but enabled me to develop a deep understanding of challenges faced by communities and the importance of collaborative efforts to address them. The comprehensive education and hands-on involvement have empowered me to take on significant roles within my community. Today, I contribute actively to the socio-economic development of the DR Congo. My journey at AU has not only shaped me into a responsible leader, but also instilled in me a lifelong commitment to making a positive impact on society.

Post-graduate Impact and Achievements

In my current role, I am responsible for developing initiatives that ensure the socio-economic development of communities affected by our mining operations. My work focuses on improving household incomes and creating wealth to enable the community to achieve self-sustainability. This involves a multifaceted approach to community development, where I initiate and oversee various programs and projects designed to uplift and empower local residents. A key aspect of my role involves close collaboration with local communities. I engage in continuous dialogue with community members to understand their most pressing problems and needs. By doing so, I can tailor our development programs to address these specific issues effectively. My efforts also include liaising with local leaders and stakeholders to ensure that our projects are culturally sensitive and environmentally sustainable. This collaborative approach helps in finding lasting solutions that benefit everyone involved. My work is driven by a commitment to making a positive impact, ensuring that the communities we interact with can thrive long after our operations have ceased.

GLORY ILUNGA K. MULIMBA – Community Development
Superintendent, Mutanda Mining Sarl (Glencore)

In conclusion, Africa University is a place not only where leaders are made, but where they are developed and emancipated. It is an institution dedicated to nurturing the potential within each student, providing them with the tools and knowledge to grow into effective and compassionate leaders. Here, students are taught not just theoretical concepts, but practical approaches to creating positive change in Africa and beyond.

At Africa University, there is a strong emphasis on global thinking and local action. We were encouraged and urged to think globally, recognising the interconnectedness of our world, and to apply this perspective in our local communities. This approach fosters a sense of responsibility and empowerment, which has motivated me to engage in initiatives that drive sustainable development and social progress.

The university’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and ethical leadership ensures that its graduates are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of the future and to lead with integrity and purpose.