Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa

Do you want to be a part of an international network of emerging leaders focused on responsible leadership and sustainable business practices? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) Africa.

What is the Swedish Institute Management Programme?

Sweden is considered to be one of the leading countries in sustainable business practice. 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.

SIMP Africa is partly funded by the Swedish Government and aims at emerging leaders from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Zambia. The programme curriculum revolves around advanced business-related problem solving, seminars and meetings with front figures in the commercial, political and cultural fields, as well as on-site company visits. By providing the platform for knowledge sharing, experience exchange and quality networking, the programme aims to challenge traditional approaches, reinforce professional skills, deepen cross-cultural perspectives and unite the participants in a long-lasting and active global network.

The programme, spread over seven months, comprises three weeks of intensive training divided into an introductory kick-off at the Swedish Embassy in each country, a two week module in Sweden and a concluding five day module in Africa.

Who can apply to the programme?

You are a progressive and open-minded leader in your mid-career between the age of 25 and 45, looking to broaden your management skills and holistic approach to business. You are in a leading position within trade, industry or the public sector, and aspire to sharpen your business mind, integrate sustainability in your business strategy and increase your global network of like-minded leaders. You are a citizen of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia and a resident of one of the selected countries. A proficient command of both written and spoken English is required.

More about the programme

Practical information

Application procedure

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For more information, please contact:

Matilda Axelsson, programme manager

Hridi Karim, administrations officer

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