Acumen East Africa Fellows Program (Fully Funded Leadership Program for Young East African Leaders) 2018

Acumen Regional Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world.

Application Deadline: 1st September, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Countries in East Africa

To be taken at (country): Fellow’s Home country

About the Award: The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across East Africa with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society. Fellows are bright minds and big thinkers who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy, to create positive change in their country. Fellows can come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in any sector, and they must be committed to ending poverty in their community through their work.

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • Innovators who either started an organization or enterprise, or who are driving change within an existing organization or company.
  • Men and women of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.
  • East Africans who demonstrate a commitment and concrete connection to the region.
  • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.
  • Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive yearlong personal transformation and leadership journey.

Selection Process: The selection process for this program is very rigorous and highly competitive. Here is a general timeline of the process:

  • Applications open: August 1, 2017
  • Applications close: September 1, 2017
  • Telephone Interviews: September 2017
  • In-Person Selection Conference:
    • East Africa – November, 4th (Nairobi)

Number of Awardees: 20

Value of Fellowship: Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world.

Duration of Fellowship: 1 year

How to Apply: The online application consists of:

  • Background information
  • Resume/CV
  • Short & long answer questions

It is important to go through the Application instructions on the Fellowship Webpage before applying.

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Acumen East Africa Fellows Programme

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