Swedish Institute Management Program for Young African Leaders 2022

Swedish Institute Management Program

Applications for the Swedish Institute Management Program for Young African Leaders 2022 are now being accepted.

Many individuals wish to contribute to a constructive fundamental change in a world confronting urgent and major human, social, and environmental crises.

Individuals can make a genuine impact – for companies, communities, and the planet – by participating in the “sustainable transition.”

The Swedish Institute invites ambitious and innovative leaders from Africa to join them as part of the Swedish Institute Management Program 2022, where they will learn how to bridge the gap between desire and action on sustainability, and collaborate with like-minded people in their region to help tackle these challenges and lead their businesses to success through sustainable business practices.

Benefits of Swedish Institute Management Program

  • Deep understanding and abilities in sustainable business practices, with an emphasis on human rights, climate and the environment, decent working conditions, and anti-corruption.
  • Capacity and expertise to influence change and promote sustainable business practices within your own company.
  • Insights into sustainable business cases in Sweden, one of the world’s top sustainable business nations.
  • Knowledge of design thinking as a tool for developing innovative and long-term solutions to complicated challenges.
  • Expert coaching tailored to the requirements of your company and you personally.
  • A once-in-a-lifetime chance for intimate cooperation and interaction with colleagues at your own level from a variety of nations, resulting in the formation of strong, long-lasting professional networks.
  • Access to the Swedish Institute’s worldwide alumni network, which includes corporate executives devoted to sustainability and responsible leadership.


The following costs are covered and arranged by Swedish Institute:

  • Training and content
  • Conference facilities if the pandemic situation allows for physical meetings in the capital of each country included in Swedish Institute Management Program Africa.

Swedish Institute Management Program Requirements

  • You are an Ethiopian, Kenyan, Rwandan, Tanzanian, Ugandan, or Zambian citizen and resident.
  • You were born between 1971 and 1996 and are between the ages of 25 and 50.
  • You have a business approach and a track record of getting things done.
  • You’re willing to provide a hand and share your expertise and experience with other people.
  • You have a high level of written and spoken English proficiency.
  • You’ve completed your post-secondary studies.

Program Structure, Format and Timeline

From May 2022 until February 2023, SIMP Africa 2022 will take place. The curriculum is divided into three modules that will take place in May, June, September/October, and February 2023, respectively.

Each module lasts three to eight weeks and involves around one working day each week, which includes attendance at physical meetings at local conference sites, live online sessions, pre-recorded content, group assignments, and solo work.

Using professional coaching and group assignments, you will work on your own sustainability project in between sessions.

  • Module 1: Tuesdays 7, 14 and 21 June at 9-15 EAT, 8-14 CEST & CAT. This module is scheduled to take place at conference venues in the capitals of each country. If a physical meeting is not possible because of COVID-19 restrictions in a specific country, the program will be adapted for that country.
  • Module 2: Thursdays 1, 8, 15, 22 September and 6, 13 and 20 October including a SIMP Global week. If COVID-19 restrictions allow, the second module could also take place at conference venues together with the peers in your country. To take part in the program you must be able to commit to one full day per week during modules. 
  • Module 3: Thursdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 February at 10-16 EAT, 8-14 CET, 9-15 CAT (Note: Sweden has changed to winter time)

Application for Swedish Institute Management Program

Filling in the application form online takes about 60 min or more and there is no session saving possibility. Kindly have the following ready before starting to fill out the application: 

  • Passport size photo of yourself  
  • Recommendation letter 
  • CV 

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Deadline: February 13, 2022

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