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Application to Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa 2022

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 13, 2022
  • Kenya +5 more
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 13, 2022
  • Kenya +5 more

Are you an ambitious and innovative leader who seeks to learn how to bridge the gap between desire and action on sustainability? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa to lead change for responsible leadership and sustainable business practices.

The Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) breaks new ground for business leaders who want to succeed in driving change for economically, environmentally and socially sustainable businesses. SIMP is a unique development programme which brings together people from different African countries in an enhanced collaborative environment, where they can co-create customized solutions for sustainable businesses.

The programme provides methods, concepts and practical applications from leading experts while promoting extensive networking. You will work on a sustainability challenge in your organisation and apply your learnings to continually develop skills for making a positive business impact. The programme includes coaching, interactive workshops, group tasks and lectures as well as meetings with representatives from companies and organisations in Sweden.

SIMP is a challenging and interactive programme that demands your active participation and contribution. It is not a series of one-way communicated lectures.

At the end of the programme, you will become part of a long-lasting network of business leaders working for a sustainable future in Asia, Africa and Europe.

SIMP will give you:

  • In-depth knowledge and skills about sustainable business practices with a focus on human rights, climate and the environment, decent working conditions and anti-corruption.
  • Capacity and knowledge to lead change and promote sustainable business practices in your own organisation.
  • Insights into business cases for sustainability in Sweden, one of the leading countries in sustainable business practice.
  • Knowledge to let you work with design thinking as a method to develop creative and sustainable solutions to complex problems.
  • Customised expert coaching based on your organisation’s and your own personal needs.
  • A unique opportunity of close collaboration and exchange with colleagues at your own level from several other countries, developing strong, long-lasting professional networks.
  • Access to the global Swedish Institute alumni network with leaders who are committed to sustainable business and responsible leadership.

Skills & Requirements

You are welcome to submit your application if:

  • You are highly motivated to run your business in a sustainable way and promote sustainable business practices in your country
  • You have the mandate to drive strategy in your business.

  • You are a citizen and resident of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia.

  • You are between 25 and 50 years old (born 1971–1996).

  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and a track record of making things happen.

  • You are willing to support and share your experience and knowledge with other participants.

  • You have a high level proficiency in both written and spoken English.

  • You have a post-secondary education.

How to apply

Create your application online following the link provided on this page.

It takes about 60 min or more to finish the application form and there is no session saving possibility. Kindly have your CV, headshot photo and a recommendation letter from the CEO or Management team of your current employer ready for uploading at the end of the application.

Kindly note that CV and photo are mandatory. The recommendation letter is optional, however, will be an added advantage in the evaluation process. A template for the recommendation letter and desired information to be included in it can be found on the programme webpage: www.si.se/simpafrica.

About the company

The Swedish Institute is a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We work in the fields of culture, education, science and business to strengthen international relations and development.

We build lasting relations between Sweden and other countries in order to increase interest in Sweden.

To this end, we share information, develop skills, promote cultural exchange and cooperation and provide funding and grants.

We support and collaborate with businesses, universities, cultural institutions and Swedish embassies around the world.

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