A new OPF chapter

2021 has brought a lot of exciting change. Firstly, people are finally receiving the much-longed vaccine for Covid-19, providing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Secondly, the Oxford Policy Fellowship (OPF) would like to announce that four Fellows have successfully completed their postings and we have a new Government partner and two new funders.

Impressive achievements among outgoing Fellows

In May, four Fellows finished their posting and set out on a new exciting journey in law and development. Since 2019, they have provided high-quality legal advice to governments across Africa. These Fellows are:

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  • Eniye – Posted at Ministry of Finance, Zambia
  • Jenisha - Ministry of Economy and Finance in Charge of Industry, Djibouti
  • Nduta - Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Ethiopia
  • Zainab - Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda.

Moreover, the Fellows’ tremendous work and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic has been inspiring. OPF thanks them and Government Partners and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.

To learn more about the Fellows and their colleagues’ inspiring achievements, have a look at their own stories.

Partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and Sigrid Rausing Trust

We are excited to announce that the Commonwealth Secretariat has given OPF a grant. Together, we will continue our partnerships in Commonwealth countries to strengthen governments’ legal and public policy capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

Sigrid Rausing Trust has kindly awarded OPF with the Trustees' Small Grant. This will further the programme in its mission to support low- and middle-income countries in meeting their legal and policy needs.

The OPF team is currently working to secure the finance we need to implement the new five-year phase of the programme. We will, amongst other things, increase the number of Fellows from 15 to 30 and we plan to work in Asia, the Caribbean as well as Africa. All recruitment opportunities will be published on the website. Want to learn more about how to get involved in OPF?

New government partnership

In June we started working with the Ministry of the Environment in Sierra Leone. We are delighted to announce that Njeri, who was previously hosted by the Environment Protection Agency in Liberia, has taken up this new posting.  She will support the government by working alongside local colleagues and provide legal and policy advice.

We welcome our new partner to the OPF network and look forward to a fruitful partnership.

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