By Sami Zaptia.
London, 20 December 2016:
The African Development Bank (AfDB), in partnership with the Libyan authorities and the MENA Transition fund, is to launch the “Tamayoz – Libya Leading the Way” Leadership programme.
Tamayoz – meaning distinction and uniqueness in Arabic – has been designed to strengthen leadership at the decision-making levels of the public sector, private sector, and civil society in Libya.
The programme will offer training to current and future Libyan leaders, emphasising core leadership skills to improve collaboration between decision makers. With a main objective to support a new generation of Libyan leaders to contribute to the process of stabilising and reconstructing the country, this programme is aligned with the priorities of the AfDB’s 2014-2016 country re-engagement note for Libya. It is also aligned with its High 5s development agenda on improving the livelihood of Africa’s citizens by building the capacity of Libya’s own leaders to manage the on-going transition.
Tamayoz is a leadership programme designed around different tools of tutoring, comprising online learning modules and residential training. The online learning will enable participants to build their core leadership skills through the Foundational Leadership course, followed by the second phase of Sector Specific training designed to address needs within each of the target sectors.
The 12-week programme will encourage peer-to-peer learning and experience sharing between participants across Libya. The residential training programme – which will be attended by the highest achieving 250 participants – will build strong interactive relationships between participants from each of the target sectors through a series of workshops and activities designed to reinforce and build on the online leadership courses.
International public figures as well as distinguished and eminent speakers will be invited to participate and share their experiences of leading change, leading people and inspiring excellence in contexts relevant to the target sectors and to the experiences in Libya.
Applicants to the Tamayoz programme will be selected based on their professional experience, educational background, and demonstrable leadership potential. Tamayoz is an inclusive programme open to both genders and all interested applicants from across the country.
Female applicants from the target sectors are highly encouraged. Applicants will be selected on their merits, and participant progress will be contingent on their commitment to the course, which will be assessed according to the quality of assignments submitted, and completion rates of course materials.
The highest achieving participants will be invited to attend a 2-week residential training in Tunisia in 2017. The programme in its current pilot phase will be transferred to a local institute in Libya to manage after completion. Also, an Alumni group will be created by the programme for all the participants who finished the programme or successfully completed the foundational and sector specific modules. This will ensure Tamayoz’s sustainability and continuation in order to maximise the benefits and expand it to a larger number of Libyans in the future.
The organizers invite Libyan nationals with a commitment to building a stable prosperous future for Libya, who want to build your leadership abilities and reinforce your strategic thinking and management skills to effectively influence their changing environment to visit www.tamayozlibya.com for more details of the programme’s entry requirements, and to apply to join the Tamayoz programme. Applications close on December 25th 2016.