UCT collaborates in global programme to tackle inequality

LSE, The Atlantic Philanthropies to partner in 20-year fellowship 

An ambitious programme, designed to build a global community of leaders dedicated to changing policy, practice and public dialogue around inequalities, has been announced by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), The Atlantic Philanthropies and the University of Cape Town.

“The Atlantic Fellows programme is the most exciting initiative in leadership development in decades, and we are thrilled to be participating in it,” said Professor Alan Hirsch, Director of UCT’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP).

The GSDPP was established to develop strategic abilities across Africa to enable government, non-profits and the private sector to combat inequality. The GSDPP is part of UCT’s Poverty and Inequality Initiative, which is a collaborating partner in the Atlantic Fellows programme with the London School of Economics’ International Inequalities Institute.

“Despite the strengthening of democracy in Africa, inequality is a growing challenge, especially in the many African countries that depend on natural resource exports,” said Prof Hirsch.

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