For Africa to realise its full potential, there are no shortcuts. Providing basic human rights is at the heart of achieving sustainable development. If Africa is to achieve its development goals as envisaged by African Agenda 2063 and the Global 2030 Agenda, a paradigm shift is needed that prioritises democratic governance and human security. The ISS helps achieve this change by partnering with individuals and institutions to build knowledge and skills.
The main goal of this course is to provide state and non-state actors with the ability to address the structural root causes and triggers for the major threats to democratic governance.
Those with an interest in this course are encouraged to send a full resume and one page motivation letter with the subject line: Governance 2017 Application to firstname.lastname@example.org, copying email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of relevant work experience as change agents in the public sector, multilateral agencies, thinks tanks or non-profits must be demonstrated. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2016.
Language of instruction: English. Participants must be highly proficient in English.
Participants' obligations: The receipt of a certificate is dependent on full attendance, active participation in all class and group activities, and submission of all assignments.
Costs and funding: The ACPST charges no tuition fees and offers no per diems to course participants. Participants are provided with breakfast and lunch on training days only. To ensure the attendance of need-based applicants, the ACPST will partially support the participation of some candidates (with travel and accommodation costs). Awards are based on need and require a clear motivation in the cover letter.
Course director: Dr George Mukundi Wachira, Head, African Governance Architecture Secretariat, African Union