The School of Oriental and African Studies ( University of London ) is launching a new one-week programme Governance and Leadership in Africa which will run at the main SOAS campus in Bloomsbury in central London from 13 17 September 2010. The programme will provide an excellent opportunity for managers from government departments and NGOs based in Africa or working on Africa-related issues to focus on and discuss topical issues affecting the African continent. Sessions will draw from the unrivalled expertise at SOAS as well as renowned academics from other institutions, providing two sessions each morning followed by a practical, interactive workshop each afternoon. Topics will include the following: Contemporary challenges of governance and leadership Law and governance Corruption and anti-corruption strategies Conflict resolution and the role of government Africas relations with China and India Civil society and governance Gender issues The course will be convened by Dr Emilia Onyema from SOAS and administered by the Research and Enterprise Office which incorporates the Centre of African Studies. For further details of the programme, fees and information on how to enrol on the programme pleasevisit www.soas.ac.uk/gla or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 207 898 4837. Please, inform anyone you think might be interested in this initiative.