United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) calls for students to participate in the program “Global Leadership and Sustainable African Development” to be held from January to February 2023.


A four-week course focusing on Global Leadership and Sustainable Development in Africa is offered by UNU-IAS in collaboration with New York University and the University of Johannesburg, for postgraduate students working in international development with an interest in Africa. The course will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from African leaders (across the public and private sectors) about innovative leadership and development, participatory democracy, civic engagement, and public policy. The online program includes keynote lectures, workshops, resource
sharing, and participatory activities prepared by African scholars and practitioners in a wide range of fields (e.g., health, education, environmental studies, human rights, law, technology, government, and civil society) from across the continent.
The use of online teaching and networking modalities will help participants engage with African leaders to discuss their leadership and development practices (i.e. addressing gender equity, role of women and youth, peace and security, environmental justice, poverty alleviation, economic and social development, sustainable livelihoods), and develop skills and strategies needed to strengthen the capacity and resilience of community and civil society, build and enhance human rights, and contribute to environmentally sustainable development across Africa targeting to achieve SDGs.


The participation fee for this program will be paid by Hokkaido University. If you wish to participate, please fill out the application form and send it by e-mail by Sunday, November 27, 2022.


Seminar Outline

  • Title: Global Leadership and Sustainable Development in Africa
  • Dates: 12 January – 9 February (Tuesdays & Thursdays), 2023
  • Modality of the Seminar: Online (Zoom)
  • Language: English
  • Number of applicants: few students
  • Who is eligible to participate:
    Postgraduate students enrolled in Hokkaido Universities (Master’s and Ph.D. courses)
  • Participant fee: 50,000 JPY * Hokkaido University will pay for the fee.
  • Certificate: Awarded upon the successful completion of the program.

For more information, please see the document (pdf) and the brochure.


To those who wish to recommend

In order to enroll in this program, you must be recommended by Hokkaido University to UNU-IAS. If you wish to recommend the programme, please send us the application form. You will be contacted at a later date regarding the acceptance or non-acceptance of your application. After the programme, you will be required to submit a report on your participation (1-2 pages, A4 size).

*Please click here to see past reports. The reports are available on this website.


  • Application Form:  GLTP application form and send it to the contact address
  • Deadline: Sunday, November 27, 2022
  • Application address: SDGs Initiative Office (sdgs@sustainability.hokudai.ac.jp)
  • Contact: Same as above