Call for Application
Public Policy Paper Writing Training
Dates: 8-9 October, 2021
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Application Deadline: 8th September, 2021
The participants will enhance their practical writing skills to present results of their research and arguments in formats and styles effective for policy audiences.
The training program is designed to help young scholars, activists and journalists develop their skills of practical, policy-relevant writing and communication. Academic work and the policy field often reveal a gap between them, leaving policy makers in want of serious analysis and research, and academics unable to inform policy based on their research. The public policy paper writing is aimed at training a group of young researchers and professionals from Morocco to bridge that gap and become effective participants of sound policy discussions. The training will take place across two days of knowledge sharing and joint work. Then, potential authors will go through six months of program mentorship until the publication of their policy papers. Each participant will be assigned a mentor for the duration of six months to follow the policy paper writing and publication process. The most successful policy papers produced within the framework of this program may be published in the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis publication platform. In addition to the beneficiaries just described, the program will provide an honorary monetary compensation for the best policy papers. Sessions will include lectures, discussion, group work, and peer-editing sessions.
The Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis is a non-profit independent research institution based in Rabat, Morocco. Founded by a group of trans-disciplinary researchers, MIPA’s mission is to produce systematic and in-depth analysis of relevant policy issues that lead to new and innovative ideas for solving some of the most pressing issues relating to democracy.
MIPA’s main activity is to produce systematic, in-depth, accurate and objective analysis of policy relevant issues. Findings and analyses are published by the institute in the form of policy briefs, research articles and thematic reports.
Medium of training: Arabic, English
Costs: Free of charge; travel and accommodation are covered by the Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis.
Available places: 15-20
Certificates of Participation will be delivered to the candidates who take part in all the training sessions.
Who can apply?
We invite applications from young researchers, university professors, journalists, civil society activists, civil servants.
How to apply?
Please submit the following documents in a single MS Word Document of no more than 4 pages, in Arabic and English saved as Mr/Mrs_Name_Surname_PPPW_MIPA:
- A curriculum vitae of no more than two pages;
- A letter of motivation up to 400 words;
- A one-page policy paper proposal on a relevant topic.
Send your documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 8th, 2021, 6 PM, Morocco time. Please indicate “Public Policy Paper Writing Training” in the subject line of your email. Application that does not follow these instructions will not be reviewed. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.
Selection and Schedule
Successful candidates will be selected and informed by 20 September, 2021. Invited training participants will be required to fully attend the program, complete all training activities and make tangible progress in producing their individual policy papers.
*Applications sent via our Facebook page will not be considered.