East Africa Fellows are driving real change in their own communities.

East Africa Fellows are driving real change in their own communities.

Our 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.

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. 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.

Who Becomes a Regional Fellow

Our Fellows are individuals 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. They are the individuals who are making a long-term play of systems-level changing impact and are seeking the leadership and moral imagination skills to make it happen.

The Fellows we seek are:

  • Founders, Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Policy Makers, Movement Builders Innovators
  • Men and women of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.
  • East Africans who have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment and concrete connection to the region.
  • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.

How to Apply

Applications for the East Africa Fellows Class of 2018 open on August 1, 2017.

The Application Process

The online application consists of:

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

Application Instructions: For more guidance on how to answer the application questions, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, please click here.

Downloadable Application: For applicants who are unable to apply via the WizeHive link below, please click here.

 The 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)

For more information; http://acumen.org/leadership/regional-fellows/east-africa/

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