Fully Funded Mo Ibrahim Residential School Program 2020 Conferences, Scholarships and Fellowships Fully Funded

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation in association with SOAS and the Centre of African Studies-University of London is organizing a one-week fully funded Residential School on the topic of ‘Governance and Development in Africa’. This aims to contribute to as well as stimulate debate on governance, development, and the relationship between them. Each year, the foundation selects participants from a range of African countries, and representative of the academic, civil society and government sectors for the residential school.

The school is for 20 participants who are policymakers, academics, researchers or civil society representatives from any African country who will gain, through this training, new ideas and knowledge on the broad issue of governance and development. 

Mo Ibrahim Foundation will cover all the cost of the candidates including airfare, visa costs, accommodation, as well as meal.


An applicant who is eligible to apply for the residential school

  • Applicants should have at least an MSc degree in areas related to Governance; or
  • have 5 years of professional experiences in fields relevant to the theme of Governance and Development in Africa.
  • Applicants should be of African Nationality
  • Proficiency in the English Language (both Written and Spoken)


  • 2 page max cv including email address
  • One reference letter
  • Proposal of max 1000 words outlining research, interest and or professional background. Also highlight how you will benefit from the school


Until 30 November 2019

Application arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the program



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