AIG Public Leaders Program 2022 for Mid-career African Public Servants

Last Updated on February 7, 2022

AIG Public Leaders Program

Are you a senior public servant in Africa? Are you interested in improving your leadership qualities? Apply now for the AIG Public Leaders Program 2022.

In collaboration with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, this unique program offers senior public servants an immersive executive education experience aimed at strengthening the skills they need to build cultures of excellence, effectiveness and integrity throughout the institutions they lead. Program graduates are able to enhance their countries’ development through improved governance and public policy creation.

Program Details

Public sector executives ascending the ranks of government departments, agencies, ministries or multilateral organisations must maintain exemplary performance in their current role while developing the new skills and perspectives they will need to take on a top leadership role.

The AIG Public Leaders Program is designed to ensure these senior public leaders, and those who are moving into the senior leadership of the public-sector over the next three to seven years, master a range of new skills as quickly as possible. The program aims to broaden their skills as public leaders and provide them with the conceptual frameworks and practical tools they need to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing world.

The Public Leaders Program offers insights from the world’s leading scholars and practitioners, and peer learning from participants’ counterparts. The learning experience is intense and demanding, engaging participants through a mixture of classroom discussion, simulations, practical exercises and group work.


  • This program is offered at no cost to eligible public sector employees who are successful in the application process.


To be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Be citizens of any African country and actively working within the public sector in Africa
  • Have a minimum of seven years’ of active service in the public sector
  • Be at a Directorate level
  • Provide evidence of game-changing leadership qualities and abilities
  • Provide a letter of endorsement from the ministry, department or agency for which they work
  • Provide a record of promotion within the ministry, department or agency for which they work, recording promotions over the most recent five (5) years.

Judging Criteria

Only the best public sector executives from across Africa will be selected to participate in this program. Candidates will be chosen based on their public sector experience and achievements, proven leadership qualities, intellectual abilities and personal motivations and ambitions.


The letter of endorsement affirms that the candidate is the right fit for the program and, if shortlisted, the applicant will be allowed to participate in all program activities.

Letters of endorsement should be prepared using the Ministry/Department/Agency’s letterhead and the letter should be addressed to:

Capacity Building Team
Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation
19 Gerrard Road
Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Click here to apply

For more information, visit AIGLP.

Deadline: April 7, 2022

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