Talent for Governance only selects people who possess a strong motivation to make a difference for their citizens. The talent programme consists of a training course at The Hague Academy for Local Governance, an internship in a Dutch municipality and worldwide networking activities.
Eligibility: Young civil servants employed by a local government in a developing country can apply for the Talent for Governance programme. They must have a strong motivation and a concrete project or idea to improve the performance of the organization and create better services for their community. In addition; * work in one of the countries listed on the DAC country list;
* be 37 years of age or younger when you apply;
* have at least two years of work experience in local governance and prove your commitment to
* work there for at least two years more;
* speak and understand the English language well (all programmes are in English);
* be able to write down and orally defend your motivation for and relevance of the specific programme;
* be able to identify an issue/project as a real life case within the theme of the programme for which you will write a Back Home Action Plan during the talent programme;
* have written support of your employer to participate in the programme and to implement the Back Home Action Plan when you return home.
Value of Scholarship: The Talent for Governance programme is almost completely cost covering. The talent programme covers cost of tuition fee, travel costs, accommodation and most living expenses in The Netherlands. The Hague Academy will select the travel arrangements and accommodation and about half of the costs of the living expenses
Duration of Scholarship: 3 weeks
How to Apply: Visit link below.