DLD Future Leaders Programme/Industrial Policy for Policy Makers Training Programme 2024

Green Industrialisation in Africa

2 - 6 September 2024 | Gauteng (Muldersdrift), South Africa,

Development Leadership Dialogue (DLD) at SOAS University of London will hold its fifth Future Leaders Programme (FLP), which will also be the fifth edition of Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM). The programme will take place in September 2024, alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). The theme for the programme is: Green Industrialisation in Africa.

The programme is a partnership between DLD, APORDE, the DSI/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI-ID) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). It is aimed at senior government officials from across Africa and will be held in Gauteng (Muldersdrift), South Africa, from the 2nd to 6th September 2024.

There is no charge to attend the training; however, due to limited places applicants will be accepted through a competitive application process. South African participants, or their institutions, will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. Participants from other countries will have their travel and accommodation costs covered by the programme. 

The five-day intensive training course is focused on Industrial Policy and consists of lectures and seminars by leading international and African economists. It is of particular relevance given: 

  • The slow pace of industrial development on the African continent and the threat of premature deindustrialisation.
  • The increasing threat posed by climate change and the impact of and opportunities arising from a shift to a low carbon economy.
  • The increasing relevance and need for green industries.
  • Challenges in financing green industrial policy.
  • Discussions about the most appropriate strategies to advance structural transformation and regional integration under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

This FLP/IPPM will cover topics in development economics and industrial policy, with a focus on green industrialisation in Africa. Several lectures will be held jointly with the APORDE programme. The training will include sessions on:

  • Greening industrialisation in Africa: a practitioner’s view
  • The Impact of Climate Change on Industrial Development
  • Agriculture, the Industrialisation of Freshness and Industrial Policy
  • Financing Green Structural Transformation in Africa

Applicants should be senior government officials in African countries working in economic ministries, departments, or other public institutions, or supranational policy institutions in Africa. In particular, we encourage applications from officials working on issues such as industrial policy, green industries, trade, development banking or climate change/environmental policies. Participants need to be proficient in English.

The application call will close on 31 May 2024 at 13:00 (SAST)

Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their applications by 28 June 2024

For queries, please contact: Rozale@tips.org.za

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