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Call for applications - Residential School 2012: Governance for Development in Africa

December 5, 2011

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies-University of London is organising a Summer School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2012 on the topic of ‘Governance and Development in Africa’.

The residential school is for 25 participants who are policy makers, academics, researchers or civil society representatives from any African country who will gain, through this training, new ideas and knowledge on the broad issue of governance and development. We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

Applicants should have proven research and/or professional experiences in fields relevant to the theme of Governance and Development in Africa.

All costs for successful applicants, including economy flights, accommodation, and subsistence, will be covered. The school will run from 26 March to 30 March 2012.

Applications should include:
1. CV (including email address for correspondence)
2. one reference letter ( or names of referees in CV)
3. Proposal of max 1500 words outlining research interest and professional background and how the applicant will benefit from attending the Summer School

Deadline for applications: 15 January 2012

To be sent electronically:

Angelica Baschiera
Centre of African Studies
SOAS-University of London
Thornaugh street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG


Tel.: +44 (0) 207 898 4370