Forward was an important moment in my career. It changed the ways I address challenges at work, taught me adaptability, and helped me become a confident communicator and effective problem solver.

Rufaro Forward alumnus, Zimbabwe

Program details

Timing and details

You will learn through a variety of virtual and digital formats, including interactive digital courses, virtual learning events, and online discussion boards.
  • Foundation level: ten weeks, two hours per week
  • Advanced level: 12 weeks, two hours per week

Learning objectives

You will gain skills and tools to:

  • turn complex business challenges into opportunities using structured and creative thinking
  • communicate in a clear and impactful way
  • apply agile ways of working and spot opportunities to use data and technology
  • be adaptable, and build resilience and emotional awareness to work successfully–both independently and in teams, especially in times of change

Eligibility criteria

To access Forward, you must meet the following criteria:

  • currently reside in the African continent
  • have at least one and no more than five years of formal work experience
  • have completed post-secondary education (for example, diploma, associate degree, undergraduate degree)
  • have a good command of the English language—the program will be conducted in English

Apply to Forward Africa

Applications close December 12, 2021.

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