Governance for Development in Africa Program

Deadline: 15 December 2015
Open to: policy makers, academics, researchers or civil society representatives from any African country
Venue: 21-25 March 2016, Marrakech, Morocco


The Mo Ibrahim Foundation in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies-University of London is organising a Residential School 21-25 March 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco on the topic of “Governance and Development in Africa”.

This initiative aims to contribute to and stimulate debate on governance, development, and the relationship between them. About 20 participants from a range of African countries, and representative of the academic, civil society and government sectors, are selected each year to take part in the residential school.


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 from a wide range of backgrounds are welcomed.

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.


Applications should include:

  1. 2 pages max CV (including email address for correspondence);
  2. One reference letter (can be emailed directly by referee to [email protected]);
  3. Proposal of max 1000 words outlining research interest and/or professional background and how the applicant will benefit from attending the Residential School.

To be send electronically latest by 15 December 2015:

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

For more information check the official call or visit the official website.

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