Our Model

The Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) model is based on the proven success of our flagship program – the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) of Liberia. EPL has a innovative model for identifying aspiring leaders to build local governance capacity in resource-constrained environments. We work with country governments and other local partners to build civil service fellowship programs from the bottom up. Through our model, we ultimately aim to improve government performance and governance as well as restore prestige to civil service across Africa.

EPL’s model harnesses six key components that have proven to be successful:

  • Meritocratic and transparent recruitment
  • Continuous responsive training

  • Mentorship and professional development support

  • Travel opportunities
  • Performance management

  • Ongoing alumni engagement

EPL is currently expanding its impact by adapting and replicating our Liberian program to other countries, beginning Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Guinea in 2018 with additional considerations beyond West Africa including Kenya and Rwanda.

You can read, download, and share our information sheet here (French version here).