...Excellence, Integrity and Political Responsibility
“To attain peace and sustainable development in any society, the political arrangement
must be dominated by visionary, informed and committed leaders”
A continent's polity and its good governance need energetic and informed leaders equipped with progressive ideas and abilities to cope with evolving times. The new electoral political spectrum and processes require a whole new kind of marketing and management. This requires new skills and equipment with requisite tools and training. We need trained political leaders more than ever before. We need a new generation of political entrepreneurs and leaders to tackle the major unique problems of our time.
Therefore, there is a need for a new generation of political entrepreneurs and leaders who will develop new ideas, technologies, policies, visions, and civic actions to ensure that the advances in science and technology translate into prosperity for our Continent. Given that the trust in the present political institutions has decreased, and many people are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the status quo, we should encourage creativity and innovation in political leadership - hence, the need for the emergence of political entrepreneurs.
Political entrepreneurs are professionals who create ideas and innovations, and who move into the political arena and act as new leaders in the field of politics. They are individuals and groups who seek to improve the science and art of politics through praxis – less talk (promises/policy making) and more action (policy implementation).
To build this new generation of political entrepreneurs, we must encourage the wider participation of the younger generation in politics. This will entail a process of expanding political party membership.
The purpose of this academy is to prepare youth, emerging leaders and present political leaders to enter public life in an informed, responsive and ethical way and to start public engagement for governance. There is a need to produce better qualified, ethical, accessible and more representative political and public leaders in Africa at all tiers and arms of government. ACAPEnt provides leadership development for persons who have been identified as having the potential to become future public leaders. No other programme offers such a comprehensive curriculum in entrepreneurial political leadership development.
In the modern world, democracies have to manage the aspirations of various sections of society with different levels of expectations and priorities. This needs innovative and out-of-box thinking with strong skill sets to execute these ideas.
In many walks of life, we encourage entrepreneurship to encourage faster and contemporary development for the welfare of society.
On similar lines now the time has come we must think about “Political Entrepreneurship” as well. It is vital to understand the thought process behind this initiative.
- Politics: the activities associated with the governance of a country or area.
- An entrepreneur is an individual who bears most of the risks for a better future. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, and governance procedures.
“Political entrepreneurs” will be skilled human resources with specialised skill sets in managing various political activities to enhance the democratic values in the society and ensuring better political governance based on high ethical and moral standards for the overall welfare of the society.
We need political entrepreneurs to come up with the new ideas, technologies, policies, visions, and civic actions to ensure that the Fourth Industrial Revolution improves the state of the world. This can happen through diversifying political party membership, educating future political entrepreneurs, influencing current political leaders in the changes that are happening, and developing a new political philosophy to guide leaders of all political colours in this new age.
The affairs of INCENT are vested in a council which is headed by a President and Chairman in council.This is the policy-making body of INCENT.See full members here.EXPLORE
INCENT has strategically been located in every major cities and towns across the federation and beyond to enhance easy accesibility and consultations.VIEW MORE
The council is however, empowered with men of high standing and integrity from several sectors of the economy for the furtherance of her objectives.READ MORE
The membership of the Institute is open to all undergraduates, fresh graduates (NYSC), prospective and practicing entrepreneurs, business leaders, civil servants, assistant/deputy directors, and directors in the civil service and government parastatals, and everyone who desires success and has met the criteria for such membership as stipulatedVIEW MORE
INCENT has strategically been located in every major cities and towns with her zonal & state cordinators across the federation and beyond to enhance easy accesibility
We are a new generations of professional entrepreneurs, who are more customer centric, technology savvy, more highly qualified, flexible and agile with skill set that are now more comprehensive than.
With our global and local partnership and affiliations with educational institute and other organisations, INCENT offers world class training and certification in key professional courses.
In accordance with William Pollard," learning and innovation go hand in hand, it is arrogance of success to think that what he did yesterday would be sufficient for him tommorow."The market place where the entrepreneurs operates has little or no tolerance for incompetences.
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