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About Us

We aspire to be the foremost mindset transformation organisation in Africa.

We decided to create this organisation after being inspired by the books The Fourth Heritage and Beyond the Fourth Heritage. It is our hope that anyone who comes across those two books and feels inspired to act on some of the many insights the books teach, he/she should consider joining the organisation.

If you want to join or support the organization, please email info@johne68.sg-host.com

Our Purpose

The reason we exist is to inspire the change of African mindsets

Our Vision

To be the foremost mindset transformation organisation in Africa

Our Mission

To create the new African who is critical and able to transcend the limiting factors caused by our heritages of birth

Organisation Operational Strategy

1)We offer Thought Leadership in the field of Mindset Changing via writing, training, and speaking engagements. The target mindsets we aim to eradicate are the 6 killer mindsets of Victimhood, Inferiority Complex, Self hate, Herd mentality, Copycatism and the Elite Dilemma.

2)We partner with already established organisations executing activities in line with our Purpose and Mision. If you want to partner with us, get in touch.

Board of Directors

Emmanuel S. Kirunda

Emmanuel S. Kirunda

Founder and Chairman

Emmanuel S. Kirunda is the author of the books that inspired the creation of The Fourth Heritage Initiation. The books are: The Fourth Heritage (2009), The Fourth Republic (2011) and Beyond the Fourth Heritage (2017). He has also authored two papers on the same topic of transforming African mindsets: The EDISAC Framework (2021), and Mindshift 2090 (2022). Born and raised in Uganda, Mr. Kirunda went to the U.S after his O Levels, where he studied his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

He started his career as a Civil Engineer in the U.S but afterwards has spent more than 16 years of a global experience as a PMI-Certified Professional Project Manager in the Infrastructure, Financial Services and Oil Gas sectors in Uganda, Ghana, and several European countries.

Mr. Kirunda currently lives in the U.K with his wife and daughter. He is a holder of an MBA from Cranfield University (UK) and works as the COO Commercial Director of Olwg Ltd – a London-based clean energy company. He enjoys world travel, playing golf and making videos on his YouTube channel (4thHeritage Mindset) which is dedicated to influencing the change of African mindsets.

Fagil Mandy

Fagil Mandy

Director

Education Consultant, Author of ‘Self-Engineering’ and other books about self-improvement.

Books:

Top Secrets of Educating Your Child
Preparing For and Enjoying Retirement
Learning From Home the Mother Of Schools For Your Child
How To Get Ready for The World Out
The Youths and You: How Not To Die Easily
Maximizing Learning from Primary And Secondary Education

Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare

Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare

Director

Prof. Mercy Mirembe is a playwright, folklorist, theatre maker, educationist, and producer of children’s and young people’s theatre with MEBO Theatre Documentaries Limited that she founded in 2006. She is an Associate Professor of Drama at Makerere University Kampala. She writes plays, short stories, essays, and children’s books.

Board Member:

Third Hope Africa

Fourth Heritage Initiative

Member:

International Drama / Theatre and Education Association (IDEA)

Uganda Women Writers Association (FEMRITE) Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL)

Lions Clubs International through the Lions Club of Kampala Central Research

Interests: Inter / Trans-disciplinary research; Folk Arts; Biographical theatre, Drama Portals and Digital / E-Publishing.

Hobbies: Theatre, the Choir, Photography, Creative Writing, Cooking, Gardening, Travelling, Humanitarian Service; Design and Deco.

Mununuzi Timothy Kisakye

Mununuzi Timothy Kisakye

Director

Nutritionist/Digital Marketer-Data analysis and business intelligence.

EcONUTA(Food waste company)-Showing love to humanity through fighting food-waste. Mununuzi’s goals and aspirations are to become the smartest person that he can ever be such that he can be able to solve his personal problems and some of the world problems- illiteracy and poor governance. His most impressive achievements include running a book review blog called bookmeal, starting up a food waste company to battle climate change, participating in politics at Makerere as Secretary for mess affairs- Livingstone hall and being an all-round sportsman ( soccer, athletics- short and long races, karate, bodybuilding, swimming and chess). One quirky fact about him is that he is very adventurous and when he gets focused on something, he tends to block out the whole world. His current hobbies are swimming, sprinting, bodybuilding/calisthenics, playing piano, travelling and men’s fashion. 

His favorite book is Beyond the Fourth Heritage by Kirunda Emmanuel and his favorite hero is Albert Einstein. Feel free to contact him here,

+256 786018132,

muntimothy@gmail.

 

The Executive Secretary

Sentumbwe Yasin Munagomba

Sentumbwe Yasin Munagomba

Executive Secretary

Lawyer and Human rights activist.

Frequently Asked Question

What are the six killer mindsets?

These are the six self-defeating mindsets that most of us Africans are groomed with by our societies and educational systems. They play a major role in sabotaging our success in modern civilization. They are:

1. Victimhood mentality: Our people have internalized the belief that we are eternal victims of history. We feel powerless to change our state of affairs. Our instinct is to blame every shortcoming in our society on what the outsiders did.

2. Inferiority complex: Most of our people, whether educated or not, feel inferior to non-Africans (specifically Europeans and Arabs).

3. Self-hate: On a deep psychological level, many of our people grow up thinking that every aspect of us is so backward and ugly that they hate themselves.

4. Eagerness to consume foreign things or “Copycatism”: From the physical things that we import to the religions and languages we speak, it is hard to find much in our societies that is independent of non-African creations. Even “our countries” and politics are copycats from outsiders.

5. Herd mentality: Most of our people exist merely as passive members of a group, who just follow groupthink – they do or believe things just because the group does so.

6. The African Elite Dilemma: The more educated and advanced we get in this modern world, the more we are cut off from our spiritual, emotional, and intellectual traditional roots. This causes cognitive dissonance, a mental paralysis. The more modern we get, the more we get cut off from our roots. However, no tree can stand tall without its roots. No wonder, we end up developing two existential civilisational problems.

What are the triple heritages?

This is a term coined by the late Professor Ali Mazrui to refer to the three heritage or ethnicity, religions and colonial influences that we Africans are born into.

What is The Fourth Heritage?

This is the mental framework that uses human sceptical reasoning to guide your embrace of the tribal heritage, to understand your religious faith and to choose the good while discarding the bad within the European and Arab colonial heritages.

Who are Transitional Africans ?

All present Africans who are transitioning beyond the tribal existence to internalize Arab-Islam or Western-Christianity as their dominant identities.

Who are the Fourth Heritage Africans?

Those Africans who have transitioned beyond the limits of the triple heritages to identify with a dominant African collective identity.

Our History

January 2003
January 2003

Genesis of the first ideas that ended up becoming The Fourth Heritage

August 2009
August 2009

Fourth Heritage Book Publication Celebration

Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Birthday and Book Publication Celebration. At Nasty’s Rugby Bar (Guadalupe and 36th Street, Austin, Texas).

September 2009
September 2009

Book presentation to ‘Ugandans in North America’ Conference – Chicago

Among the notable people I spoke with or gave copies of the book were: Hon. Beti Kamya, Prof. Latigo Ogenga, Speaker Ssekandi, Mr. Opiyo Oloya, Prof. Muyingo, etc.

September 2009
September 2009

Book presentation at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

I gave a 20 minute power point presentation to a group of students and 6 professors at a lunchtime meeting sponsored by the ACACIA society and the Leonardo Engineering club. 

October 2009
October 2009

Book presentation to Ugandan-American Association of Dallas

On the occasion of celebrating Uganda’s 47 years of Independence, I was invited by the Ugandan-American Association of Greater Dallas to present my book and take part in the celebrations. As one of the 6 invited guests who sat on the ‘high table’ at the Nyaritex Conference Center event, it was a real honour to speak to an audience of hundreds of Ugandans. Besides the opportunity of eating matooke and watching kiganda maggunju dancers, I was delighted to hear from different Ugandans about their progress here in the U.S.A and also about the ‘problems’ that are faced by millions of Ugandans back home.

October 2009
October 2009

Book signing first edition of The Fourth Heritage, Austin, Texas

I am grateful to MonkeyWrench Bookstore for giving me an opportunity to present my book and hold a book signing event. In a fully packed bookstore setting, I gave a 20-minute presentation of why I wrote the book and the major themes found in the book. 

February 2011
February 2011

The publication of The Fourth Republic, and Second edition of The Fourth Heritage

May 2012
May 2012

The Fourth Heritage second edition book launch: Makerere University, Senate Conference Hall

The Fourth Heritage second edition book launch: Makerere University, Senate Conference Hall (May 2012). The event was attended by over 30 people, and the chief guest was Professor Patrick Muzaale.

December 2015
December 2015

Kampala retreat about actualizing The Fourth Heritage

The retreat was used to achieve the following:

1. Understanding the central message that the author wants to convey.

2. Practical ways for each individual to go about actualizing “The Fourth Heritage”

3. Discuss opportunities to disseminate the book to the general public (media, schools, etc).

4. Discuss the idea of an annual Critics Challenge to serve as an incentive for the general public to access the book and actively engage in its ideas.

July 2016
July 2016

Publication of Beyond the Fourth Heritage

September 2016
September 2016

BBC Radio Interview about ‘Beyond the Fourth Heritage’

October 2016
October 2016

London Book Signing

November 2016
November 2016

The Launch of ‘Beyond the Fourth Heritage’ Kampala, UgandaThe Launch of ‘Beyond the Fourth Heritage’ Kampala, Uganda

June 2017
June 2017

Retreat about the book ‘Beyond the Fourth Heritage’, Kampala Uganda

December 2017
December 2017

The launch of the smaller Uganda version of the book ‘Beyond the Fourth Heritage’

The event took place in December 2017 at Golf Hotel, Kampala. The guest of honour was the former Inspector of Education Mr Fagil Mandy. Over 200 people showed up including members of the media. The author attended the event with members of his family.

 

December 2018
December 2018

Retreat about the formation of the NGO, Kampala Uganda

 

 

January 2021
January 2021

Publication of The EDISAC Framework

The EDISAC framework is a way of thinking that aims to inspire Africans to consolidate their intelligence and deepen collective memories beyond oral tribal history and the colonial state. We do this by internalizing a line of knowledge that starts from the fact that some problems stem from an Error passed on from our tribal ancestors; one that has left many considering either the tribe, foreign religions or the colonial state as their Dominant identities instead of a continental African identity.

 

September 2022
September 2022

Launch of the Organization

Join us as we officially launch the Fourth Heritage Initiative in September 2022

September 2022
September 2022

Press Feature (NilePost): Batambuze hails Kirunda on publication of Beyond the Fourth Heritage

Charles Batambuze, the executive secretary of the National Book Trust, said Kirunda had performed an important function of educating the public which more writers should endeavour to do.

September 2022
September 2022

Press Feature (DaParrot): Reading is a Proper Tool for Mindset Change- Leader and Author Emmanuel S. Kirunda

Emmanuel S. Kirunda, the chairman of the Fourth Heritage Initiative recommends that if Ugandans commit to reading, they will discover a lot of proper information thus impacting mindset change.

September 2022
September 2022

Press Feature (Charmar News): Ugandan UK-based author to launch Fourth Heritage Initiative, a mindset change initiative for Africa

Kirunda has partnered with UNCC for the 4th Heritage Initiative launch. Andrew Ssebaggala, the UNCC Production Manager, said the Initiative is aligned to their mandate which is to preserve, promote and popularize Uganda’s cultural heritage locally and internationally through entertainment and education.