You Can Now Apply For The Fully Funded Governance for Development in Africa Initiative Residential School 2017


The Mo Ibrahim Foundation in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies University of London is organising a one ­week Residential School in March 2017 on the topic of ‘Governance and Development in Africa’.

The Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDAI) at the SOAS university in London has the aim of building skills, developing talent, and enabling Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries.

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The residential school is for 20 participants who are policy makers, academics, researchers or civil society representatives from any African country who will gain, through this training, new ideas and knowledge on the broad issue of governance and development. Applications are welcome from a wide range of backgrounds.


Applicants should have at least a MSc degree in areas related to Governance or 5 years professional experiences in fields relevant to the theme of Governance and Development in Africa.

The official language of the School is English.

All costs for successful applicants, including economy flights, visa costs, accommodation and meals, will be covered. No per diem.

Application Procedure

Applications should include:
2 page max CV (including email address for correspondence)
One reference letter (can be emailed directly by referee to [email protected])
Proposal of max 1000 words outlining research interest and/or professional background and how the applicant will benefit from attending the Residential School.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2016

To be sent electronically:
Angelica Baschiera
Centre of African Studies
SOAS ­University of London
Thornaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
Email: [email protected] Tel.: +44 (0) 207 898 4370

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More information can be gotten from the official website of the Residential program: