Government Fellowship Programme




    UNU-EGOV has established a Government Fellowship Programme aimed at bridging the worlds of research and policy-making in the domain of Electronic Governance. It seeks as well to develop the competencies of civil servants with responsibilities on the use of ICT for modernisation and innovation in the public sector, particularly in developing countries.

    The programme is offered every year on a rolling basis, giving the fellows the opportunity to integrate UNU-EGOV’s research teams for a period of three months. During the fellowship, it is possible to share experiences, benchmark, and explore areas of collaboration in the application of policy instruments within governments, public administrations, and other relevant organisations.

    Each year, there is one selection procedure with the cut-off date for applications on the 15th of October. Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee against the required qualifications and experience. A total of 8 Government Fellows are expected to be recruited each year for three-month periods starting in January, April, July, and October.


    So far, a total of 28 Government Fellows have enrolled in the programme from 18 countries, most of which (84%) are from low-, lower-middle- or upper-middle-income countries (according to the latest data from The World Bank). Regarding male/female representation, the current ratio stands at 71%-29% (male/female). The full list of past Government Fellows is available below.

    • Brazil: 4
    • China: 1
    • Egypt: 1
    • Estonia: 1
    • Georgia: 1
    • Ghana: 1
    • Latvia: 1
    • Madagascar: 1
    • Malaysia: 1
    • Mongolia: 1
    • Nigeria: 1
    • North Macedonia: 1
    • Oman: 7
    • Pakistan: 1
    • Russia: 1
    • São Tomé and Príncipe: 2
    • South Africa: 1
    • Uganda: 1

    Past Government Fellows

    Flavio YUACA
    Paraná Federal University, Brazil
    June 2019 – June 2020

    Constâncio ANDRADE
    Institute of Innovation and Knowledge, São Tomé and Príncipe
    October – November 2019

    Kiltioson VIEGAS
    Institute of Innovation and Knowledge, São Tomé and Príncipe
    October – November 2019

    Moustafa AHMAD
    Council of State, Egypt
    July – September 2019

    Shaima AL-MAHROOQI
    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    July – September 2019

    Paulo MIRANDA
    Municipality of Porto Alegre, Brazil
    July – September 2019

    Rasha AL-ABDALI
    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    April – June 2019

    Usman MAMMAN
    Center for Management Development, Nigeria
    April – June 2019

    Laila AL-HADRAMI
    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    January – March 2019

    Halah AL-ZAJDALI
    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    January – March 2019

    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    September – December 2018

    Directorate for Personal Data Protection, North Macedonia
    September – December 2018

    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    July – September 2018

    Fernanda PEREIRA
    São Paulo City Hall, Brazil
    July – September 2018

    Ralf-Martin SOE
    Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Estonia
    July – September 2018

    More MANDA
    Knowledge Management Unit MERSETA, South Africa
    April – June 2018

    Gatis OZOLS
    Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia
    April – June 2018

    Communications and Information Technology Authority, Mongolia
    April – June 2018

    Wagner ARAUJO
    Ministry of Planning, Development, and Administration, Brazil
    January – March 2018

    Shahid FAROOQ
    Government of Punjab, Pakistan
    January – March 2018

    Franklin ZIGGAH
    National Information Technology Agency, Ghana
    January – March 2018

    Information Technology Authority, Oman
    October – December 2017

    Megat TAJUDDIN
    Public Works Department, Malaysia
    August – October 2017

    Aleksandr RIABUSHKO
    Government of Ulyanovsk, Russia
    April – June 2017

    Coordination Office of Land Reform, Madagascar
    February – April 2017

    Data Exchange Agency, Georgia
    January – March 2017

    Kenneth BAGARUKAYO
    Ministry of ICT, Uganda
    April – June 2016

    Jun CHENG
    Beijing Information Resources Management Center, China
    May – August 2016