Meet UBC MPPGA’s 2016 African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholars

The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity. It supports young African professionals to become leaders in public policy and administration. The UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Program is proud to have 4 ALT students as part of the 2016 cohort!

 

 

Candy Tladi

Within her studies in the MPPGA Program, Candy is hoping to contribute towards policy development in order to nurture and accelerate positive change, especially in relation to private sector development in unindustrialized and under-industrialized countries.

 

Oluwatoyin Christiana Onabola

As part of the MPPGA Program, Toyin is focusing on exploring incentives for inclusive health coverage and access to lifesaving medicines in Nigeria.

 

Keskine Owusu Poku

Keskine’s studies within the MPPGA Program centre around discovering evaluation skills to identify needs regarding education infrastructure and teacher training in Ghana.

 

Bridget Cynthia Tinashe Mutsonziwa

Tinashe’s MPPGA Program focus is working for gender equality in access to education and women’s participation in politics in Zimbabwe.

 

About the African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program:

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and The MasterCard Foundation, The African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Scholarship Program commemorates the late Nelson Mandela’s commitment to social justice and equity by offering young African women and men the opportunity to study in a Master’s degree program in Canada in public administration, public policy or public finance. The ALT Scholarship Program grants scholarships based on merit to young professionals from a range of sub‐Saharan countries. The main goal of the scholarship is to contribute to a strong and effective public sector in sub‐Saharan Africa. Special consideration will be given to equitable representation across the continent and to the advancement of women leaders.

Click here for more information about the ALT Scholarship program.