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BMZ African German Leadership Academy 2022 for Young Professionals

BMZ African German Leadership Academy 2022 for Young Professionals: Training and Dialogue programme for young professionals from African partner countries.

Application Deadline: 26th November 2021

About the Award: The BMZ African German Leadership Academy is an innovative training and dialogue programme that brings together early to mid-career professionals from Germany and its African partner countries namely, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Togo. The programme aims to develop leadership skills and enable joint knowledge creation and peer learning needed for sustainable development, in accordance with the objectives of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The programme is organised and hosted by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The format of the dialogue and training programme sees 25 participants from government institutions, think tanks and research institutions, civil society and the private sector. They all bring together their experience of and expertise in working in the area of sustainable development. Participation in the programme also facilitates networking opportunities with German and European stakeholders from various sectors and with representatives from African institutions.

Type: Training

Eligibility: The BMZ African German Leadership Academy is aimed at early to mid-career professionals from Germany and its African partner countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Togo.

Potential participants of the BMZ African-German Leadership Academy should:

  • be a national or permanent resident of one of the participating countries
  • be 25 – 40 years old*
  • work on issues relevant for sustainable development and governance
  • have at least three years’ work experience (non-remunerated experience is also recognised)
  • have the support of their employer (written support required as part of application)
  • have a very good command of the English language (equivalent to B2 level of the CEFR)
  • be respectful of other cultures
  • be open to teamwork, reflection and a broad variety of working methods

Eligible Countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Togo and Tunisia

To be Taken at (Country): Online

Number of Awards: 25

Value of Award:

  • A high-quality digital programme, combining, academic insights and hands-on training, including insights in the practice of German political, economic and social system
  • Innovative training and exchanges on leadership skills crucial for sustainable development in different contexts
  • Strengthening digital collaboration skills by working online in highly diverse teams
  • Shaping a network of organisations and individuals dedicated to sustainable development from seven African countries and Germany

Duration of Award: The 2022 edition of the BMZ African-German Leadership Academy will take place from April to June. The full schedule comprises a 10-week in-person phase in Germany – spent in Bonn and Berlin – preceded by a two- week part-time online preparatory phase. The joint work is followed-up in online exchanges. An overview of the preliminary schedule is available here.

How to Apply: Please send an email with a brief (around 200 words) statement of your motivation, your CV, and the confirmation of your employer (see last page of this text) until 12 March 2021 to Malika Yunussova ([email protected]). Kindly indicate in your email how/through whom you learnt about the Spring Academy 2021. Selected candidates will be contacted directly via e-mail until latest 31 March

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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