It will take place at the main SOAS campus in Bloomsbury, central London from 13th to 17th September
The School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) is launching a new one-week programme, Governance and Leadership in Africa, which will run at the main SOAS campus in Bloomsbury in central London from 13th to 17th September 2010.
The programme will provide an excellent opportunity for managers from government departments, NGOs and private sector employees based in Africa or working on Africa-related issues to discuss topical issues affecting the African continent.
Sessions will draw upon SOAS' unrivalled expertise and include the participation of renowned academics from other institutions. There will be two sessions each morning and a practical, interactive workshop each afternoon.
Topics will include: Contemporary challenges of governance and leadership; Law and governance; Corruption and anti-corruption strategies; Conflict resolution and the role of government; Africa’s relations with China and India; Civil society and governante; and Gender issues.
Workshops will be held on three afternoons, focusing on the topics 'Defining Governance in Development', 'Accountability and Leadership' and 'Practical Aspects of Effective Governance'.
The course will be convened by SOAS Lecturer in Law Dr. Emilia Onyema and administered by the School's Research and Enterprise Office, which incorporates the Centre of African Studies.