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What is the Strong Nations for Africa Programme?

The Strong Nations for Africa Programme is a professional development programme designed for senior African public sector leaders, to support them as they build strong nations for the next generation.

Held in Nairobi, Kenya and in Singapore, the programme is co-designed and co-delivered by the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG), a Singapore headquartered non-profit organisation, and the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), a professional organisation that promotes best practice and excellence in public administration and management in Africa.

Why this Programme?

Through this programme, we hope to build a community of African public sector leaders who are committed to improving the quality of national governance in their respective countries, and to provide a platform for propagating good practices in governance, drawn from African and around the world.

Programme participants will have the opportunity to form peer networks with other public sector leaders, across the continent. They will also get to experience first hand, through facilitated discussion and learning journeys, examples of public policy and service delivery in practice, in Singapore and Kenya.

Who is it for?

Senior public sector leaders with deep experience in governance and public policy will benefit most from this programme.

Programme applicants should meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. Be a citizen of an African country
  2. Currently living and working in the public service of an African country
  3. Be fluent in English
  4. Be able to commit to the entire duration of the programme

Programme Structure and Dates

The Strong Nations for Africa Programme will be delivered through two residential segments which will be held in Nairobi and Singapore. Participants will also be expected to attend a few days of online training held between both residential segments.

The programme will be delivered through a mix of modalities that will bring learning to life. Participants can look forward to an exciting programme filled with discussions, curated learning journeys, lectures, and expert sharing sessions to facilitate peer-learning and build a sense of cohort and shared perspectives.

Programme Fees and Participant’s Expenses

Participants enrolling in the programme will be requested to pay the registration fee of US$1,000. This fee has incorporated a subsidy of over US$3,000, which will be given to all participants selected for this programme.

In addition, participants are required to cover their own costs of travel to, and accommodation in, Nairobi and Singapore.

How to Apply?

As part of the application, you are kindly requested to submit a Curriculum Vitae and a short personal statement.

We will be in touch with short-listed applicants for the programme.


Applications can be submitted through our online application form by 7 July  2023.

Make your application here!

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