The Integrity Fellowship is a month-long program, where participants are given the opportunity to work with and learn from exemplary public servants, highlighted nationwide for their high levels of integrity and accountability.
Fellows will stay with our Integrity Icons for 30 days and help the Icons develop ideas, practice their work and learn from them.
To facilitate the exchange of knowledge between young people and our Integrity Icons.
To provide an immersive experiential learning opportunity for young people in accountable and transparent government.
To provide key government reformers with committed and creative youth to support them in their efforts to build integrity in governance systems.
- To help young people develop professional skills and creativity in a governmental agency.
Expose the fellows to the government sector and provide them with an experience of working in public offices.
Assist Icons in day-to-day duties in their respective posts.
Provide basic training in various technologies for the Icons, including social media.
Write a minimum of one blog about the experience.
(Responsibilities will vary depending on the fellow and the Icon and may include additional responsibilities)
Practicing Integrity Through Innovation, Value-Shifting and Trend-Setting
The Integrity School brings together the most deserving and passionate young government employees to support integrity through an accelerated program over the course of a year. The school aims to build future leaders who will be the building blocks of an accountability ecosystem in their societies.
The school will provide key opportunities for leadership development, learning and mentorship, hands on training, and powerful networking to amplify the impact of integrity on governance outcomes over time.
THE KEY OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHOOL ARE:
To create a peer learning platform for young government officials to discuss integrity, the challenges to building accountability and practical examples of how to shift norms within bureaucratic systems;
To support the development and piloting of innovative ideas around integrity and institutional accountability among young government officials;
To prepare the next generation of honest government officials and thought leaders in the public sector with the skills and networks they need to thrive over time.
The participants in the Integrity School will be supported throughout by the Integrity Icon network we have developed which includes: Integrity Icons, many of whom are now in senior positions within government, along with hundreds of “top 30” officials who are also supportive of this cause; high-level jury panel members including retired heads within civil service, journalists and senior civil society representatives who are widely respected for their integrity and other government officials, volunteers, interns, fellows, assigned mentors, and peers, all of whom have similar experiences in the field.
Following the completion of the Integrity School, we can expect the participants to become role models for integrity, demonstrating confidence and leadership with humility to institutionalize integrity in their respective work environments.