Making Africa Work for Africans (MAWA)
Registration and participation are open to Heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies in Africa. If you are an elected or appointed leader of a public sector organization, you are eligible to participate in MAWA. Register now!
Assumptions in MAWA Design
Making Africa Work for Africans is based on six primary assumptions:
a. A significant number of leaders of MDAs in Africa do desire positive outcomes for their institutions and communities.
b. African leaders are willing to learn from peers in similar positions in other countries.
c. African leaders are just as vulnerable to peer pressure as any other leaders; therefore, creating ‘tribes’ of peers helps African leaders to benchmark themselves against peers and strive for better performance.
d. African leaders are just as hungry for recognition as any other leaders; creating awards and recognition for good leadership performance will inspire African leaders to make optimal decisions.
e. Executive coaching, which has helped private sector leaders to make optimal decisions and achieve their organizational goals, will be similarly effective with public sector leaders.
f. African leaders are extremely busy with various demands on their time; any intervention must be extremely time-efficient.
Objectives of MAWA
The goal of Making Africa Work for Africans is to transform Africa into a middle-income continent by 2030 and a high-income continent by 2045, in line with the Africa Agenda 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The project will start with a three-year pilot phase that will target/impact 500 leaders in Africa. The pilot phase was launched on 16 June 2021.