Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program

The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program is a joint initiative of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education in collaboration with the Big Win Philanthropy, and the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the GE Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program is designed to enhance leadership effectiveness and political acumen, and develop planning and execution capacity among Ministers. It supports them to pursue bold human development goals, particularly where these leaders represent geographies that are experiencing large growth in their child and adolescent populations. The Ministerial Program provides an environment of constructive challenge and peer interaction. It encourages shared vision, coordinated policy focus and investment for human development, and supports leaders to reap the full benefits of a healthy and productive population to better realize their country’s prospects for sustainable economic development.