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IIPP delivers 4th Executive Education programme for South African policymakers

20 October 2022

For the fourth time, UCL IIPP will deliver the high-intensity, seven-week Executive Education programme, designed in collaboration with the National School of Government of South Africa, to senior policymakers in November 2022.


IIPP’s Executive Education programme, delivered in collaboration with the National School of Government (NSG) of South Africa, is to welcome its fourth intake of 30 senior policymakers in South Africa on 3 November 2022.

The seven-week programme is designed specifically for senior leaders and government representatives, to provide skills and insights to build innovative, inclusive and sustainable organisations. Sessions are based on IIPP’s core research areas such as the entrepreneurial state, dynamic capabilities, green finance, climate action and digital transformation. Participants are selected jointly by the NSG and IIPP.
The programme will offer weekly lectures on various topics including the entrepreneurial state, digital transformation, competition policy and inclusiveness, energy transition and state capacity. Policy lab sessions on ‘Just Transition’ serve to explore practical opportunities and discuss challenges in policy design, implementation and enforcement in South Africa.

Contributors include IIPP Director and Founder Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor Rainer Kattel (IIPP), Dr Kate Roll (IIPP), Professor Joshua Ryan-Collins (IIPP), Dr Ryan Bellinson (IIPP), Dr More Manda (Board Member & Research Executive) and Professor Petrus Potgieter (University of South Africa). 

At the end of the programme, and after a total of 60 hours of training, participants are invited to present a slide deck to the group, focusing on policy solutions revolving around the challenge of Just Transition in South Africa.

Through the Executive Education programme, IIPP has offered training opportunities to more than 200 senior policymakers across the national and provincial governments of South Africa.

“IIPP is delighted to continue cooperation with our partners in South Africa. Training is such an extraordinary chance to learn — for both sides. Learning is always learning together. We are looking forward to learning how South Africa’s civil servants are finding new solutions to profound challenges they face,” says Rainer.

For more information: 

Read more about Structural Transformation in South Africa 

How can South Africa advance a new energy paradigm? A mission-oriented approach to megaprojects

To learn more about our Executive Education portfolio, please visit the webpage.


For an informal conversation about how UCL IIPP can support your organisation please contact Moritz Ehlen, Head of Executive education, at m.ehlen@ucl.ac.uk