Leadership for Transformative Change

Leadership for Transformative Change is a programme designed for leaders in organisations in any societal sector working for societal transformation towards sustainability. The programme is built on co-creation, where the participants’ needs, ideas and challenges are important building blocks.

The programme offers a framework of high-level contributors from Sweden’s most prestigious universities, private and public sectors, and NGOs. Along with co-creation, the uniqueness of this programme lies in a belief in teams of transformation agents – hence, you must apply in pairs. The responsibility for large-scale, long-term societal transformations cannot rest with individuals; it is a collective task.

The programme aims to provide leaders motivated for systems innovation and transformative change with knowledge, tools and a network for a sustainable future.

Leadership for Transformative Change is free of charge for all participants and available to countries listed here.

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Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Leadership for Transformative Change is available to the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kosovo, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Note: It is not required to be a citizen of one of the listed countries. Your organisation must be active in one of the eligible countries. Alternatively, your transformative project should work for societal change in one (or more) of the countries.

The programme, Leadership for Transformative Change, is offered by Uppsala University in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Business Sweden, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and SALAR International. Leadership for Transformative Change is initiated and funded by the Swedish Institute, Vinnova and Sida.