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The World Bank Georgetown Joint Coalition Building Program
June 9-13, 2014

This program is intended for seasoned professionals working on complex projects and programs that require building and sustaining coalitions. We encourage groups who may be working on the same challenge to apply together. Ideal participants include government officials who manage development projects that require collaboration across agencies, NGO representatives who engage stakeholders to progress a common agenda, and World Bank staff leading projects that require forging and sustaining coalitions.

Successful Applicants shall have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience
  • A university degree
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

Please contact Jacqueline Chidothe to express interest. We encourage the World Bank Group and other development partners to nominate participants from their government and NGO counterparts.

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, our major challenges require strategic stakeholder engagement to accomplish meaningful change. The Coalition Building Program, a collaboration between the World Bank and Georgetown University, is designed for leaders who want to learn how to build coalitions more effectively in order to solve complex social and economic challenges.

During the 5-day program, participants will be immersed in interactive learning experiences that will shape their thinking and build critical competencies in four key areas:

  • Building and leading coalitions
  • Identifying and engaging stakeholders
  • Developing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Negotiating collaborative agreements 

Participants will meet other leaders selected from across the globe who have experience working on complex projects in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate jointly issued by Georgetown University and the World Bank.

The Program is held over 5 days in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University. Enrollment is limited to 25 people on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee for this first offering of the program is at a subsidized rate of $2,500 per participant and it covers daily course instruction, materials, and meals (breakfast, lunch, and session break refreshments). The fee does not include airfare, lodging, or other living expenses.

Comments (3)

Participation in wbank Georgetown university program

I served who Asia and us Public Health Service and international development for 25 years. Presently engaged in telehealth and ehealth and welcome the opportunity to participate. Other area of interest include application of social media in health sector. Look forward for information.

Re: Application

Hi Mr. Mbollo,

Please contact Jacqueline Chidothe at to express interest in participating. Thank you.

Application for the World Bank, Georgetown University Coalition

I'm Statistician Economist Engineer, also Assistant in Charge of Studies (Chief of Service) at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Regional Development of Cameroon (MINEPAT) and I am very interested in your World Bank, Georgetown University Coalition Building Program which I would like to strongly participate.
I beg you kindly inform me about the procedures for submission of applications.
Kind regards

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