African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship programme

Deadline: 26 April 2015 - 12:00am

Website: http://www.cbie-bcei.ca/what-we-do/student-portal/african-leaders-of-tomorrow-scholarship-program/

Where: Canada

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Programme commemorates late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by supporting young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration.

The ALT Scholarship Programme will grant scholarships to young African women and men to pursue a Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finance in Canada.

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit to young professionals from a range of sub-Saharan countries. The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in collaboration with The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) will implement the ALT Scholarship Programme with the objective of contributing to a strong and effective public sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Special consideration will be given to equitable representation across the continent and to the advancement of women leaders.

This programme is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), and The MasterCard Foundation.

The ALT Scholarship Programme has two components:

  • An academic component where the recipient of the scholarship will complete a one to two year Master level programme in public administration, public policy or public finance at a Canadian university;
  • A professional development component where the recipient of the scholarship will carry out a comprehensive professional development plan which will include the development of a case study focusing on their home country, as well as exposure to Canadian knowledge, innovation and best practices in public administration and policy through mentoring, webinars and networking events.

Only citizens from South Africa and Senegal will be eligible.

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