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UCT Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice will be holding two executive short courses on Ethical Leadership and Public Accountability in 2017.
Applications close at the end of May for the Tekano Health Equity Fellowship.
GSDPP Faculty and students will partner with London School of Economics Professor and Oxfam Senior Strategic Advisor Duncan Green to offer a two week Winter School course on making change happen.
GSDPP Professor Carlos Lopes had an op-ed published in Business Day on 10 May. Full text below.
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) will be holding an Industrial Policy for Policy Makers training programme (IPPM), which will be held alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE).
GSDPP Academic Director Brian Levy has written an op-ed for the Daily Maverick, published on Wednesday 3 May 2017. In it, he discusses GSDPP research into education governance in the Eastern Cape and argues that active citizenship may be something that tips the balance when it comes to achieving positive school outcomes in areas with otherwise poor governance support.
Applications for the two year MPhil degree in Development Policy and Practice are now open. The Master’s degree is a pioneering two-year part-time course, designed specifically for senior officials across Africa, focussing on strategic leadership for policy reform and implementation.
GSDPP Director Alan Hirsch has two recent publications, both of which are freely available for those interested in public policy and African development issues.
Article appeared on LeadSA, 22 March 2017
“I’ve come to realise that meaningful leadership isn’t about power and position: that’s leading from a position of slavery. Knowing who you are and working from that? That’s true leadership.” - Ngosa Simachela, Zambian lawyer and community activist
What could a South African human rights activist have in common with a Senegalese banker? A Ghanaian microfinance expert with a Tanzanian advocate? A Zambian chemical engineer with an Ethiopian journalist?
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has released its February report on the performance level of the President Muhammed Buhari (PMB) led administration on 13 corruption-related campaign promises made in the lead up to the 2015 general elections.