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Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG): Public Leaders Programme 2021

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted February 13, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on March 18, 2021
Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Public Leaders Programme (PLP) banner
Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Public Leaders Programme (PLP) banner

In collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, this unique programme offers senior public servants an immersive executive education experience aimed at strengthening the skills they need to build cultures of excellence, effectiveness and integrity throughout the institutions they lead.

The AIG Public Leaders Programme (PLP) is designed to ensure these senior public leaders, and those who are moving into the senior leadership of the public-sector over the next three to seven years, master a range of new skills as quickly as possible.

The programme aims to broaden their skills as public leaders and provide them with the conceptual frameworks and practical tools they need to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world.

Programme graduates are able to enhance their countries’ development through improved governance and public policy creation.

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The PLP offers insights from the world’s leading scholars and practitioners, and peer learning from participants’ counterparts. The learning experience is intense and demanding, engaging participants through a mixture of classroom discussion, simulations, practical exercises and group work.

Only the best public sector executives from across Africa will be selected to participate in this programme. Candidates will be chosen based on their public sector experience and achievements, proven leadership qualities, intellectual abilities and personal motivations and ambitions.

To be eligible for consideration candidates must:
1. Be African citizens, working in the public sector within Africa;
2. Have a minimum of seven years of active service in the public sector;
3. Be at a Directorate level;
4. Provide evidence of game-changing leadership qualities and abilities;
5. Be endorsed by the Head of Ministry / Department / Agency where the candidate works.

Please note that the final decision on the selection of participants rests with the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

This programme is offered at no cost to eligible public sector employees who are successful in the application process.

Session dates: August to November 2021.
Location: Online and Abuja, Nigeria.

The application window closes on Friday, 19 March 2021.

For more information please visit

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 13
Feb 13

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2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
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Jill Langhus
Feb 15
Feb 15

Thanks, Ana.

Feb 16
Feb 16

Merci Ana Isabel, pour ce temps de nous informés en étudiant les appels similaires (ouverts et fermés) qui nous intéresser, afin de découvrir ce qu'ils ont en commun et comment nous pouvons penser à l'avance / planifier notre candidature = augmenter nos chances de succès

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Feb 16
Feb 16

Um grand merci aussi!
Bon courage.
Meilleures salutations.