2020/2021 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships
Africa Initiative for Governance AIG Masters Scholarships 2020/2021, The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships Programme is targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35, some of whom may have work experience. The will be exceptionally intelligent graduates who have excelled academically as well as in other areas of their lives.
23rd September 2020
Nigeria and Ghana
Field of Study:
Master of Public Policy
About the Award:
Every year, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships for outstanding individuals from Nigeria and Ghana to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford. AIG Scholars will be expected, upon graduation, to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector.
Offered Annually? Yes till 2022
To Be Taken At (Country): Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford, UK
Be a citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
Be between the ages of 25 and 35 years (must not be 36 years old by December 31, 2019)
Have a first-class or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0
Be preferably top 10% of graduating class (First, Second or Master’s Degree) – evidence to be provided
Provide evidence of game-changing leadership and resultant impact
Show skills and interests outside of academics (evidence to be provided)
Academic and analytical excellence
Strong commitment to public service
Demonstrated leadership capabilities and resultant impact
Impeccable moral character
Number of Awards: 5
Value of Award: The AIG Scholarships are fully funded covering fees, accommodation and living expenses, does not cover travel or visa expenses, however.
Duration of Program: 1 year
Africa Initiative for Governance Aims
Our founder and principals are leading figures from business, government and academia. Together, we share a strong vision for the future of African governance, and the potential of our continent and its people.
The need to transform the performance of Africa’s public sector is AIG’s overarching challenge. Without a strong, ethical and effective public sector, Africa’s prospects for growth and development will remain constrained.
Recognizing the need to have accomplished public servants who will act as a resource for developing transformational initiatives on public sector leadership and governance, the AIG has made available a Fellowship tenable at the BSG. It is open to senior officials or practitioners in Nigeria and Ghana who have made outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of a policy that has had a meaningful impact on growth, development and the public good in Africa. Below is a list of past AIG Fellows:
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