Rise Networks and Ford Foundation showcases the 2016 Nigerian Student Leader Program

Are you a Nigerian Student actively-involved in Campus Politics in your Tertiary Institution and currently holds an elected position within your School? Well, we’re already planning for your future in Political Leadership and Public Service.

A large number of current Political Leaders in Nigeria have antecedents of Student Politics in their School days.
We recognize the place of preparation and performance in institutionalizing Excellence in Public Service and Governance hence this is a Pilot to kick start the process of training and accountability for their possible successors.

This is a fully paid, intensive, week-long, knowledge-based boot camp that will provide trainings by reputable thought leaders in the social, private and public sectors through interactive learning experiences and cased based practical teaching that highlight the leadership challenges of Nigeria and the possible solutions that a new generation can institutionalize in the long run.
Content will cover a broad range of Public Administration, Policy and Political Perspectives.

A total of 20 high impact Student Leaders will be selected from across Nigerian Tertiary Institutions and we will cover the full costs of Feeding thrice a day, Hotel Accommodation and Return Travel for all selected Fellows who will also receive Certificates of Honor upon completion of the entire Training Exercise. After successfully going through this boot camp, participants will be placed on a one month internship program during their next holiday so they can get first hand, practical, on-the-field experience of best practice in public leadership.