The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT)

Deadline: December 1, 2022.

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorated the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity. It supported young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration.

The ALT Scholarship Program granted 114 full scholarships based on merit to women and men from sub-Saharan Africa to pursue a one or two-year Master’s degree in public administration, public policy or public finances at a Canadian university.n partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC), the African Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), and in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), CBIE will undertake the following program extension activities. These activities will build the network of ALT Alumni, share their analyses, accomplishments and achievements and elevate their voices as leaders in public administration, public policy and public finance in Africa.

Online Leadership Certificate Program

This program, co-delivered in English and in French by experts from both IPAC and AAPAM, will equip alumni with practical skills required for careers as leaders in the public sector. This online certificate program will be launched in June for ALT alumni. Click here for details.


ALT Scholar Podcasts and Blogs

Profiling the experiences of ALT alumni, both their studies in Canada and their current work and research, a series of podcasts will launch in May. Click here to read blogs from ALT Scholars.


Public Administration/Policy in Africa Webinars

With experts and alumni, a series of webinars will share best practices and engage in dialogue on key topics of public policy and public administration in Africa.


Research Studies

Contributing to the growing body of knowledge of public policy development on the African continent, two commissioned research studies will address topics which returning scholars have encountered in sub-Saharan Africa. Click here to review the Terms of Reference for these two research studies.


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