Jul 18 2011 - Jul 27 2011


The World Bank's Communication for Governance and Accountability Program (CommGAP), the World Bank Institute's Governance Practice, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California are pleased to announce the 2011 pilot of the Executive Course in Communication and Governance Reform. The course is designed for senior communication professionals in Africa and the Middle East who want to build critical competencies in providing implementation support to change agents and reform leaders throughout government and civil society.

The ten-day course will be held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., from July 18 to 27, 2011.  It will equip participants with knowledge about the most recent advances in communication and proven techniques in reform implementation. The program's inter-disciplinary approach and regional focus will serve as the foundation for building expert networks of in-country communication practitioners and applied scholars.

Participants will develop core competencies essential to bringing about real change, leading to development results in a wide range of sectors.  The course seeks to impart critical skills in the following key areas: interpreting governance diagnostics and political economy analyses; crafting multi-stakeholder coalition building strategies and tactics to support reform; providing implementation support and applying monitoring and evaluation frameworks for governance reforms.

We would like to extend an invitation to all qualified individuals to apply for the pilot delivery of the executive course.  Participation in the pilot will be fully-funded, including travel, hotel, and other costs incurred in Washington, D.C. directly related to attending the course.  Please click here for more information, including the participant profile and online application materials.  All applications must be received by April 29, 2011.

Should you consider the Executive Course in Communication and Governance Reform to coincide with your professional development goals, we look forward to receiving your application.  Please feel free to contact Helen Garcia,,  for any questions or concerns.


Sina Odugbemi
Program Head
Communication for Governance & Accountability Program (CommGAP)
The World Bank


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