The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program hosted representatives from the African diplomatic community at an information session on Wednesday, July 26. It was an opportunity to announce the results of the 2017 competition for scholarships in Canada and plan for the launch of the 2018 competition.
“The ALT scholarship provides a rich experience for young African professionals who will have a catalytic role in policy formation in Africa. We are excited to welcome the forty-six young African professionals who will be starting their Master of Public Policy, Public Administration or Public Finance this September in universities across Canada – from Corner Brook, Newfoundland to Vancouver, B.C.” Karen McBride, President and CEO, CBIE
Over 40 ALT scholars will arrive in Ottawa at the end of August to attend an orientation program before proceeding to the cities where they will be studying for the next one to two years.
While the ALT team prepares for the arrival of the 2017 cohort, plans are underway for the launch of the 2018 competition on September 7.
“There is tremendous interest in the ALT Scholarship Program. The African diplomatic community is invited to share information about the Program through public sector and civil society networks in Africa and encourage promising young leaders to apply. In each of the last two years, we received over 1,000 full applications. It is a very competitive selection process.” Larissa Bezo, Vice-President, Corporate Relations and Operations
The African diplomatic community looks forward to welcoming the 2017 cohort and promoting the program in their countries – an opportunity for future leaders in public policy and administration.
The ALT Scholarship Program is funded by the government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and by the MasterCard Foundation. It is managed by CBIE in partnership with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and in collaboration with the African Association of Public Administration and Management and the Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration.