6 youthful West Africans have been declared as the inaugural recipients of the prestigious, thoroughly funded Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships which ended up proven to encourage the growth of a substantial doing general public sector across Africa. These talented men and women are established to depart for the Blavatnik University of Govt at the University of Oxford to go after the Grasp of Public Coverage diploma, after which they will return to their household nations to operate in the general public sector.
For 2017, the opening 12 months of the Scholarships, AIG elected to fund an extra scholarship, bringing the complete amount of AIG Scholarships awarded in the 12 months to six. The 2017 AIG Scholarship recipients are Emokiniovo Akpughe (Nigeria), Efosa Trevor Edobor (Nigeria), Abdul-Fatawu Z. Hakeem (Ghana), Chukwunonso Iheoma (Nigeria), Oluwapelumi Simpson (Nigeria) and Emmanuel Taiwo (Nigeria).
“We are pleased to assist our six AIG Students in their aspiration to obtain the abilities and knowledge that will permit them to elevate their capabilities and contribute meaningfully to the growth of their nations,” explained Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, AIG Founder, and Chairman. “These outstanding, youthful Africans will return household after their reports as substantial-doing general public servants.”
In June 2016, AIG signed a partnership with the Blavatnik University of Govt at the University of Oxford, based mostly on a shared eyesight of enhancing the earth through fantastic governance and general public leadership. Less than the partnership, AIG will fund 5 scholarships for graduate review at BSG in excess of the upcoming 5 many years.
“AIG’s eyesight is to be a catalyst for general public sector transformation – we operate with governments, educational establishments, and other companions in buy to obtain this purpose,” explained Chienye Ogwo, Chief Executive Officer of AIG. “We think that genuine economic growth in Africa can only be sustained on the spine of a dynamic and vigorous general public sector. Enhancing competencies, thus, is an indispensable lever for the accomplishment of this transformation.”
Emmanuel Taiwo, a to start with-course Geography graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and just one of the 2017 AIG Students explained: “As a youthful human being intending to enable completely transform my nation, I think that excellence in general public company is the way to go,”. “Studying at the University of Oxford claims to be a existence altering knowledge for me and positions me to serve my nation in a crucial plan advisory capacity.”
Purposes are now remaining recognized for the 2018-2019 AIG Scholarships. The software window will close Monday, Oct 2nd, 2017.
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