CIG Celebrates the Inauguration of Kenyan Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship Programme

NAIROBI (KENYA), 15 MARCH 2022 — 51 young public servants were inaugurated as the first cohort of the Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship (PSELF) Programme in a ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya. A delegation from the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) attended the ceremony, which was presided over by the former President of Liberia, H.E Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and the Kenyan Head of Public Service, Dr Joseph Kinyua.

CIG is honoured to work with our partners – the Kenyan Public Service Commission (PSC), Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) and Emerging Leaders Foundation – Africa (ELF) to jointly design and deliver the curriculum for this initiative.

Over the course of the year, 51 fellows from the inaugural cohort will go through a specially designed curriculum that is defined by CIG’s strong practitioner focus, which draws upon international good practices that is contextualised for Kenya. Under the broad banner of “Nurturing Values-Driven Leaders”, the programme will cover important themes such as ethical leadership in public service, citizen-centric service delivery, and essential skills for young public service leaders.

Mr Kenneth Sim, said:

“ We are gratified to be in Nairobi, Kenya to witness the inauguration of the Public Service Emerging Leaders Fellowship (PSELF) Programme, which will be a lynchpin in the Kenyan public service capability development landscape. We are also honoured to work with our partners at the Public Service Commission of Kenya (PSC), Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) and Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF) to jointly design
and deliver the curriculum.”
Mr Kenneth Sim
Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance, and
Deputy Executive Director of Chandler Institute of Governance

This week marked the official inauguration which was held on 15 March 2022 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) and the start of the residential orientation from 14 to 19 March 2022 at the Kenya School of Government (KSG).

Fellows attending sessions at the Kenya School of Government (KSG) during the orientation

During the residential orientation, the fellows were introduced to key aspects of Kenya and its public service, such as the Vision 2030 and the structure and ethos of the Kenyan public service. The fellows also engaged in discussions on Kenya’s history and envisioning exercises for the future. The programme also included activities aimed at building camaraderie among the fellows.

Mr Kenneth Sim delivering the module on National Story


About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

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