Smart Africa and the African Leadership University (ALU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in training and supporting selected high-performing African public sector leaders to drive their countries’ digital transformation and service delivery efforts. Under the three-year agreement, both institutions will primarily collaborate to develop and deliver training programs focused on digitally transforming the public sector and improving service delivery. Additionally, the partnership will encompass a range of other activities including creating career-oriented programs tailored for young Africans.
Capacity building activities will focus on support in the development of leadership, product management, digital transformation, being citizen-centric, deliverology and effective service delivery in the public sector.
Smart Africa CEO Mr. Lacina Koné believes that this agreement paves the way for change in Africa’s public sector digital skills and ultimately support digital transformation on the continent.
A robust public sector forms the bedrock of our pursuit of sustainable digital transformation. By fostering capacity building initiatives for leaders, in collaboration with partners like ALU, we fortify our collective ability to drive meaningful change.Mr. Lacina Koné, CEO, Smart Africa
Veda Sunassee, the CEO of African Leadership University, expressed a shared sentiment with his counterpart, emphasizing the significance of the partnership. He emphasized the importance of developing entrepreneurial leaders across all sectors, including the private and public domains. This collaboration with Smart Africa is seen as a pivotal opportunity to amplify these efforts and drive the impactful outcomes that both organizations aspire to achieve.