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In autumn 2021, mid-career policy professionals from Africa will get the opportunity to fine-tune their global leadership skills during a three-month fully-funded training programme in Florence.

At the EUI School of Transnational Governance (EUI/STG), African experts will build their skills on policy issues of global importance. The pilot programme is financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships.

The Young African Leaders Programme is aimed at mid-career African civil servants, journalists, entrepreneurs and NGO practitioners. Applicants should have a keen interest in transnational policy issues relevant to sub-Saharan African countries, including regional governance, gender, digital technology and sustainability.

The African fellows will participate in applied policy and academic workshops, training and skills development sessions, conferences, study visits and field trips in Europe. The first batch of 20 practitioners will start the three months of training in September 2021. Applications are open until 31 March 2021.