Pioneers For Change – Political Leadership Development Programme

Call for Applications for Training

The Management Committee of the Political Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for consideration for admission to the 2010 class of the Programme.

PLDP is a joint initiative of The Youth Agenda and the Citizens Coalition for Constitutional Culture (4Cs), in partnership with The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES). Its overarching goal is to create a new political leadership culture in Kenya by identifying, attracting and training young Kenyans with outstanding political leadership qualities in order to produce a value-driven public leadership in a democratic and pluralistic society.

The training sessions are spread out over a period of one year, each session lasting for three (3) days. Successful applicants MUST attend all the training sessions.

Sponsorship in this programme is limited to tuition, training material and accommodation during the training sessions.

1.      Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years of age inclusive
  • Have a minimum of “O” level education
  • Have a proven track record of ongoing, verifiable and “hands on” in leadership work
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to public affairs
  • Be of unquestionable integrity and high moral character

2.      In addition, applicants must be members and show evidence of affiliation or backing by an organization from any of the following categories:

  • Political parties
  • Civil society organisations
  • Trade unions

3.      Each application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A short essay or CD or audiovisual tape or DVD outlining the candidate’s worldview, motivation for participation and future plans relating to the training.
  • Documentary evidence of past leadership responsibilities or undertakings.
  • Letters of recommendation and endorsement from credible institutions to which they are affiliated
  • An application fee of Ksh 1500 payable only by shortlisted applicants at the Assessment Centre

Applications in envelopes marked “PLDP Intake 6” should be sent to:

The PLDP Co-ordinator

The Youth Agenda

Kirichwa Lane, Off Ngong Road

P O Box 10174-00100, Nairobi

Deadline: 9th March 2010

Applicants who will not have received official communication by 19th March 2010 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

APPLICATION FOR TRAINING– Advertisement

The Management Committee of the Political Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for consideration for admission to the 2010 class of the Programme. PLDP is a joint initiative of The Youth Agenda and the Citizens Coalition for Constitutional Culture (4Cs), in partnership with The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES). Its overarching goal is to create a new political leadership culture in Kenya by identifying, attracting and training young Kenyans with outstanding political leadership qualities in order to produce a value-driven public leadership in a democratic and pluralistic society.

The training sessions are spread out over a period of one year, each session lasting for three (3) days. Successful applicants MUST attend all the training sessions. Sponsorship in this programme is limited to tuition, training material and accommodation during the training sessions.

1. Applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

· Be between 18 and 35 years of age inclusive

· Have a minimum of “O” level education

· Have a proven track record of ongoing, verifiable and “hands on” in leadership work

· Have a demonstrated commitment to public affairs

· Be of unquestionable integrity and high moral character

2. In addition, applicants must be members and show evidence of affiliation or backing by an organization from any of the following categories:

· Political parties

· Civil society organisations

· Trade unions

3. Each application must be accompanied by the following:

· Curriculum Vitae

· A short essay or CD or audiovisual tape or DVD outlining the candidate’s worldview, motivation for participation and future plans relating to the training.

· Documentary evidence of past leadership responsibilities or undertakings.

· Letters of recommendation and endorsement from credible institutions to which they are affiliated

· An application fee of Ksh 1500 payable only by shortlisted applicants at the Assessment Centre

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16 Responses to Pioneers For Change – Political Leadership Development Programme

  1. Fantastic blog. Full of useful information for people like me. Keep up the good work.

  2. MITEI R KIPLANGAT says:

    I’m pleased to have gotten the chance to read about your organization. I worked with youth Agenda on “URAIA” programme in kericho in the year 2006. I would be very greateful if you could me in future in your programmes.

  3. MITEI R KIPLANGAT says:

    I’m pleased to have gotten the chance to read about your organization. I worked with youth Agenda on “URAIA” programme in kericho in the year 2006. I would be very greateful if you could consider me in future in your programmes.

  4. MITEI R KIPLANGAT says:

    Do you have any programme in place on civic education – mainly on KATIBA! I wish to play an active role in the exercise.

  5. yipe says:

    We shall continue to update you on such opportunities via this blog.

    You can also check out our news page for more information on new initiatives for the youth on http://www.marsgroupkenya.org/yipe/News.htm

  6. mary mageto says:

    I got to hear about this programm from a friend. this is where my interest lies. am outgoing individual born a leader and a passion for people. i would appreciate if your organisation would notify me for the next event.thank you in advance.

  7. Tebogo Rakgabyane says:

    My name is Tebogo Rakgabyane and am 35 years old and a National Executive Committee Member of the National Republican Party based in South Africa.

    Kindly send me more information on your programmes and would gladly appreciate it if you could put me on your mailing list.

    Yours in democracy

    Tebogo Rakgabyane
    NEC Member: National Republican Party

  8. yipe says:

    Thank you for visiting our blog. You can learn more about what we do here: http://www.marsgroupkenya.org/yipe/About.htm

    To receive updates, you can follow us on twitter here: http://twitter.com/yipeorg

    Alternatively email us for more information on: yipe@marsgroupkenya.org

  9. Reuben Osei-Antwi says:

    I have enjoyed with keen interestreading through your blog. I ome from Ghana and currently staying in Ghana. I’m interested in joining yourfuture trainings. How do I do that?

  10. yipe says:

    Thanks Reuben. To stay updated on future opportunities you can either follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/yipeorg or email us on info@yipekenya.org requesting to be subscribed for updates.

  11. john osiemo says:

    i like the initiative.Now what if you don’t meet the above requirements due to schooling.should you address matters from school and qualifications

  12. Joel Ndingi says:

    I salute this initiative”pioneers for change- Political Leadership Development Programme.” Besides, I would like to congratulate you for supporting the call for postponement of the National Youth Council Elections from May 16 2011 to a later date.
    My recommendations on the NYC elections:
    1. that the process should be transparent and guarantee free, fair and democratic elections.
    2. that the elections be conducted by the Electoral Management Body in Kenya.
    3. that voter education on the NYC elections should be conducted prior to the youth elections and
    4. that a domestic observer group (like ELOG) need to participate in this election.

  13. Joel Ndingi says:

    Kindly also note that I am a Youth aged 33 years and an interested stakeholder in the NYC elections as a registered voter in Township Sub-location in Kitui County. Please keep us informed on any consultative fora by the PLDP to enable us share our input.

  14. James Migwi says:

    I like tis foundation,my experience frm 2dys Kariakor,s forum was grt!..kundos,Looking forward to working with you in transforming the youlth,s mind set for a better society.

  15. jeremy ng'ang'a says:

    Been going through your curriculum. It appears quite comprehensive and life-changing.

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    BRIDGING YOUTHFUL CHANGE KENYA 2012, Subtitle, “Setting The Agenda for War to Reclaim Kenya.” To access details of my website specifically on the book, click on the following link or search the site by typing: http://www.kenyaofthefuture.com
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