Governance for Development in Africa Initiative Residential School 2018.FULLY FUNDED

Application Deadline: 15 December 2017

The annual residential school on governance and development is part of the Governance for Development in Africa programme that we at SOAS run in collaboration with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

This initiative aims to contribute to and stimulate debate on governance, development, and the relationship between them. Participants from a range of African countries, and representative of the academic, civil society and government sectors, are selected each year to take part in the residential school.


Applicants should have at least a MSc degree in areas related to Governance or 5 years professional experiences in fields relevant to the theme of Governance and Development in Africa.

The official language of the School is English.


All costs for successful applicants, including economy flights, visa costs, accommodation and meals, will be covered.

No per diem.

Application Procedure

Applications should include:

2 page max CV (including email address for correspondence)

One reference letter (can be emailed directly by referee to

Proposal of max 1000 words outlining research interest and/or professional background and how the applicant will benefit from attending the Residential School

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2017

To be sent electronically:

Angelica Baschiera

Centre of African Studies

SOAS -University of London

Thornaugh Street, Russell Square

London WC1H 0XG

Email: Tel.: +44 (0) 207 898 4370

Previous Residential Schools

2009 – Dakar, Senegal

2010 – Entebbe, Uganda

2011 – Maputo, Mozambique

2011 – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

2012 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2013 – Accra, Ghana

2014 – Le Morne, Mauritius

2015 – London, UK

2016 – Rabat, Morocco

2017 – Cape Town, South Africa

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