Jeune Afrique, Publié le 19 décembre 2016, Par Stéphane Ballong
Alors que la chute des prix des matières premières a durement frappé l’Afrique, dont la croissance a fortement ralenti en 2016, l’ex-patron de la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique insiste sur la nécessité d’accélérer la transformation structurelle du continent.
GSDPP aims to build an esprit de corps amongst leaders in South Africa and Africa more broadly, and to promote peer networks and linkages between leaders in government and in other fields such as academia, business, civil society and the arts.
2017 is an important year for Africa, marking the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and from the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063. But, say analysts, achieving these goals will require a tight network of collaborating leaders.
The appointment of Professor Carlos Lopes is yet another coup for UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice. Just five years old, UCT’s youngest baby has managed to attract the cream of African intellect to mentor the next generation of the continent’s public servants. Professor Lopes’ appointment was announced at the School’s five year celebration yesterday evening.
Article appears on Business Live on 30 November 2016
Seasoned development economist Carlos Lopes will be joining the University of Cape Town as a visiting professor.
Applications for the new Atlantic Fellows programme in Economics and Social Inequality, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science have now opened. The programme is inviting applications from experienced activists, academics, policy makers and practitioners to explore the causes of inequalities wherever they are found and to challenge them with multi-disciplinary approaches.
Participants in the GSDPP’s Leading in Public Life Young African Leaders Programme recognise the need for outstanding leadership now and believe looking deep inside themselves for solutions; active civic engagement and creative collaboration, are essential elements.
GSDPP hosts the LeAD Campus mid-career leadership programme with Sciences Po (Paris), the Higher Institute of Management (ISM-Dakar) and CEFEB, the corporate university of the French Development Agency (AFD).
The Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, in partnership with the Department: Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (DPME), and the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development (PSPPD II), presented the sixth iteration of the Evidence-based Policy-making and Implementation course from 24 – 26 October 2016.
Balance, resilience and solid personal values – these are among the essential leadership qualities needed by leaders in Africa today argued former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene during an address to young leaders on the GSDPP’s Building Bridges Young African Leaders programme.
Over the past few years the growth of inequalities has emerged as the biggest social challenge of our times. Inequalities are surely rooted in huge economic divisions, which cascade into pervasive social, political and cultural divides. To address these challenges we need to link the best research with innovative teaching and leadership programmes.
New research from the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice highlights that there is no ‘magic bullet’ or one right way to turn around South Africa’s schools and suggests that focusing on what works across different settings adds to possibilities for improving educational outcomes.