Apply for OSISA’s Guy Mhone Scholarship 2017-2018!

Deadline: 30 June 2017

A partnership agreement between Africa University and Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), started in 2009, has announced the Masters in Public Policy and Governance programme with an aim of developing a three-week capacity building programme for mid-career policy practitioners working in the public and private sectors.

This postgraduate degree programme is designed to address both the demand side of intellectual capacity challenges that civil society leaders and policy makers face as well as the supply side constraints that policy makers in the state and elsewhere encounter around not just the formulation of policy, but more especially the implementation thereof.

The goal of the Guy Mhone Scholarship is promote open society ideals and societies in southern Africa by strengthening the capacity of emerging civil society leaders to understand, articulate and advocate for progressive, transformative policies the generation of knowledge, skills and attitudes in public policy responsive to the development and democratic-oriented challenges in Africa.

This scholarship also contributes to the development of a critical mass of policy makers motivated enough to design relevant and context specific policies responsive and accounting to the principles of good governance, transparency in a praxis-oriented environment.

Successful applicants will be contractually obligated to return to their place of work for an agreed period of time in order to give back to their community and organisation. Furthermore, during the period of study, students will be expected to contribute pieces of written work to the OSISA website as well as longer academic pieces for the Journal of Public Policy in Africa (JOPPA).

Research Areas

Scholarship recipients are particularly encouraged to explore areas of research related to the following areas of study:

  • Natural Resource Governance and Policy in Africa
  • Climate Change and Environmental Sustainabilityin Africa
  • Marginalisation and Exclusion in Policy Making
  • Democracy and Governance in Africa
  • Renewable Energy Policy
  • Social and Economic Justice
  • Economic Policy, Trade and Development in Africa
  • Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
  • Policy Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Gender and Policy Making in Africa
  • Health Care and Health Policy in Africa
  • Migration and Refugee Policy in Africa
  • Resilience and Sustainable Cities in Africa

Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe

For more information, please visit Guy Mhone Scholarship.

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