The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships were established in 2011 to identify and mentor the future generation of outstanding African leaders. Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the executive offices of the Africa Development Bank – AfDB (Abidjan), Economic Commission for Africa – ECA (Addis Ababa) or the International Trade Centre – ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000.
During their 12-month programme, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing directly to research and policy design. A special feature of the programme is the opportunity to benefit from the direct mentorship of the heads of the host organisations.
Fellows also become members of the Now Generation Network (NGN), through which they continue to contribute their skills and insights to building a better Africa.
Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career, and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree.
- National of an African country
- Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience
- Master’s degree
- Under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
- Any additional criteria as set by the host
Eligible African Countries
- Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco,
- Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde,
- Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
- Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger,
- Nigeria, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal,
- Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Comoros,
- Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda,
- Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,
- Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad,
- Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo,
- Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, Botswana,
- Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius,
- Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa,
- Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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About MO Ibrahim Foundation
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. It is the conviction of the Foundation that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens.
The Foundation is a non-grant-making and non-fundraising organisation. It focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa through four main initiatives:
- Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG).
- Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership.
- Ibrahim Governance Weekend.
- Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships.
Application Details: Apply through the following links below.
AfDB: English and French
The 2023 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships applications will close on 21 October 2022. Hurry now and apply or visit the official website of the programme for more details.
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