21 Feb 2019

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program

Deadline : 28 February 2019

Applications are open for Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program to seek emerging leaders who have a demonstrated potential for impact, a clear commitment to integrity, and are at earlier stages of their journey.

The Africa program will inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from across the African continent through a core set of shared values and leadership skills. Together, they will form a network of innovative and ethical changemakers and positive role models who will be well-prepared to create tangible solutions to the biggest challenges in their communities, countries, and continent.

Eligibility Criteria
The Foundation is committed to recruiting a diverse cohort of Leaders, and encourages all individuals to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or disability status.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be accepted into the Leaders: Africa program:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of an African country.
  • Applicants must currently reside in an African country (it is okay to reside in an African country other than the African country of your nationality).
  • Applicants must be between 24-40 years old on February 28, which is the closing date of the application.
  • Applicants must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English.

Requirement

  • Leaders are required to participate in a 5-day convening from July 10th to July 15th in Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2019;
  • Leaders are required to take part in intense online and virtual programming activities throughout the program year, for approximately eight hours per month. This includes interactive webinars, accountability group meetings, peer review of action plans, and discussions around the values-based leadership and challenges facing ethical leaders;
  • Leaders are committed to ongoing learning and peer mentoring through in-person gatherings;
  • As active stewards of the program, Leaders are expected to collaborate with the Foundation to evaluate and refine the program for future cohorts.

How to apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries:
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

For more information, please visit https://www.obama.org/africa/