An apolitical training and development institute under ADeC is being created, one that is a blend between eLearning and physical training, focusing specifically on the leadership development of women and the youth in the political sphere within Africa.
Dr Moses Mayekiso, former ANC MP, feels very strongly about this initiative as the continental political space has become saturated with ageing male leaders who are recycled throughout the political parties that they represent. The development of the next generation of leaders is not being considered, with a leadership gap forming due to the lack of support for women and the youth within political organisations. This initiative strives to provide easily accessible training and leadership qualifications of up to NQF Level 8, providing student leaders with a tangible measure of their political capacity. These qualifications will be developed and available online to ensure accessibility throughout the continent and promote the use of digital platforms among students of the programme, thus aligning the institute to the direction of the fourth industrial revolution. The institute will have both free and affordable paid courses, enabling the sustainability of the platform, and ensuring that a high standard of education is upheld. Furthermore, courses are specifically designed to inform and educate students on the changes and the continuous challenges that the African economy faces due to the fourth industrial revolution will be created, as well as practical courses regarding algorithms and artificial intelligence.
Any candidate wishing to stand through ADeC for public office will have to undergo practical training for the relevant office. This is a non-negotiable process, and candidates will be expected to pass all the relevant training and courses.
Aims and objectives
- Register for accreditation with all relevant boards.
- Create and develop the content and learning materials for NQF qualifications aimed at Leadership in the African Context and African Languages, have these courses accredited.
- Create and develop the eLearning platform.
- Create and develop content and learning materials for non-accredited Leadership Development courses.
- Create a student centre where both the accredited and non-accredited courses will be taught.
- Identify and develop young leaders, particularly young women, across the African continent.
- Inform students regarding the imminent socio-economic changes occurring due to the fourth industrial revolution, and provide a solution orientated platform on which they are able to contribute meaningfully to these issues and the attainment of Social Cohesion.
While the institute is undergoing the registration process for accredited courses, non-accredited courses will be developed and implemented. We encourage individuals to submit their input to firstname.lastname@example.org
These courses will be free and easily accessible online through the institute’s website. Participants will be issued a certificate on the completion of each course. These course certificates can be used for Continuing Professional Development (CDP) points. Below is a breakdown of the NGO Development course, this will form part of the initial course offerings.
Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Development Course
Module 1: Building an organisation
Module 2: Work in the community
Module 3: Managing your finances
Module 4: Administration skills
Module 5: Information technology