Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) Africa 2022 for young African leaders
Do you want to be part of an international network of emerging leaders who focus on responsible and sustainable business? Join the Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) Africa.
Application Deadline: February 13, 2022
Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
To be taken in (country): Sweden and selected countries in Africa
About the Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) Africa: Sweden is considered one of the leading countries in the field of sustainable business. Swedish companies play a prominent role in finding new, innovative ways to integrate social, environmental and ethical concerns into their core business models. But the challenges are global and we have a common need for sustainable development.
The program curriculum revolves around advanced business-related problem solving, seminars and meetings with commercial, political and cultural frontrunners, as well as on-site company visits. By providing the platform for knowledge exchange, experience exchange and quality networking, the program aims to challenge traditional approaches, strengthen professional skills, deepen intercultural perspectives and unite the participants in a long-lasting and active global network.
The program, spread over seven months, includes three weeks of intensive training, divided into an introduction at the Swedish embassy in each country, a two-week module in Sweden and a final five-day module in Africa.
Eligibility for the Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) Africa: To apply to SIMP Africa you must:
strive to make sustainability an integral part of your business strategy have a leadership position in trade, industry or the public sector; have a mandate to influence business strategy for your organization between the ages of 25-45 (born 1977-1997). have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English be a citizen and resident of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia be able to participate in all parts of the program be willing to use the competencies and knowledge gained from the program to give
Selection: Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria:
The relevance and quality of personal motivation and commitment, and the applicant’s answers in the application form.A review of the CVThe applicant’s general qualifications
In making its decision, the Swedish Institute will take into account the recommendations of the selection committee and the general suitability of the candidates for the programme. We aim for as much diversity in the group as possible to maximize the exchange of experiences between the participants, so the distribution of candidates from each country will be different.
Out of all applicants, a number of shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews as the second step in the selection process. The interviews are conducted by Business Sweden. The 25 shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email and offered a place in SIMP Africa 2022.
Number of awards: 25
Value of Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) Africa:
Training and contentConference facilities if the pandemic situation allows physical meetings in the capital of any country that is part of SIMP Africa.
Duration of the program: 8 months
SIMP Africa 2022 takes place from May 2022 to February 2023. The program is mainly focused on three modules taking place in May, June, September/October and February 2023. Each module lasts three to eight weeks and requires approximately one working day per week, including participation in physical meetings at onsite conference locations, live online sessions and involvement in pre-recorded material, group assignments and individual work. Between the modules you will work on your own sustainability project with the help of expert coaching and group assignments.
How to Apply for Swedish Institute Management Program (SIMP) Africa: Make Your Application Online in the application portal.
A complete application consists of all the information on the program webpage (see link below)
Visit the program webpage for details