Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa


    Applications for the Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa  2023 are now closed.

    UNU-IAS will launch a four-week online Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa in collaboration with New York University and the University of Johannesburg. The objective of the programme is to train future global leaders who can contribute to solving various challenges toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) in Africa.

    This online programme includes keynote lectures, workshops, resource sharing, and participatory activities prepared by African scholars and practitioners in a wide range of fields (e.g., health, education, environmental studies, human rights, law, technology, government, and civil society) from across the continent. The use of online teaching and networking modalities will help participants engage with African leaders to discuss their leadership and development practices. The programme is designed to develop skills and strategies needed to strengthen the capacity and resilience of community and civil society, build and enhance human rights, and contribute to sustainable development across Africa.

    Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a certificate. Postgraduate students who are enrolled in Japanese universities and interested in international cooperation and the SDGs in Africa are highly encouraged to apply.

    Please note that the programme will be conducted in English.

    Programme Dates

    The course will be held online from 12 January – 9 February 2023 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 17:00–19:00 (JST).

    Course Syllabus

    For content details, please refer to the syllabus.

    How to Apply

    The seminar is open to postgraduate students enrolled in Japanese universities (Master’s and PhD courses).
    To apply, please use the online application form.
    The application deadline is 2 December 2022 (JST).

    Applications may close before the deadline if the number of applications reaches the maximum. 

    Notification of Selection

    Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application through email. The participation fee of JPY 50,000 must be deposited to the designated bank account. Details will be sent to the selected participants directly.

    Programme Flyer

    English | Japanese



    Since 2013 UNU-IAS has implemented the Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (GLTP) with support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT). Designed to provide Japanese postgraduate students with opportunities to conduct field research in Africa, it has been redeveloped in 2021 as an online training course to enhance understanding of diverse issues in Africa from global and local perspectives.