Wales and Africa

Benefits for Wales

  • Promotes sustainable development and partnerships with sub-Saharan Africa
  • Creates a cadre of re-energised leaders who effectively lead public service improvement for citizens in Wales
  • Allows Wales to make a distinctive contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
  • Adds value to existing Wales for Africa links and reflects our sense of duty as a nation to be a good international citizen

‘The people who come back, come back enriched, enthused, and with challenges and a renewed energy for making a difference and improvements for the people of Wales and you couldn’t buy that sort of enthusiasm from any other type of programme.’

Benefits for Africa

  • Build upon and add value to existing Wales for Africa links in-country
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals
  • Participants share their expertise, through active exchange of ideas and solutions to common problems
  • Developing and maintaining links with the projects in Africa

‘This programme is about supporting and helping other countries and building skills at the same time, I think most of the insight, stories and narrative we have received and encountered with individuals who have returned from sub-Saharan Africa is that they have made a qualitative and quantative difference to the kinds of environments in which they’ve been placed.’