Akinwumi Adesina

Application Open For Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships To Work At AfDB, Others With A Stipend Of $100,000


We could say leadership fellowships are programs designed to mentor/support a variety of activities, such as studies in different fields, research, initiative development, training in order to support the fellow’s growth and identify opportunities.

Majority of fellowship programs are paid or come with huge financial support, which is provided in the form of a stipend, salary, or special grant.

Other benefits of fellowship programs may include: health insurance, travel or relocation grants, funding for dependents, discretionary funding for language classes or housing.

About Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships is a program which commenced in 2011 with the aim of identifying and mentoring the next generation of outstanding and dedicated African leaders. Each year, 3 Fellowships are nominated to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), the ECA (Addis Ababa), or the ITC (Geneva) for a $100,000 stipend.

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Fellows gain technical and leadership skills while contributing directly to research and policy design during the 12-month programs, with the opportunity to receive a direct mentorship from the heads of the host organizations is a unique feature of the program.

Upon completion the completion of the program, Fellows can become members of the Now Generation Network (NGN),where they can continue to use their knowledge, skills and abilities to improve Africa.

According to “Akinwumi Adesina“, President, AfDB, “The next generation of African leaders will be those who transform Africa. The Ibrahim Fellows have been chosen to learn and develop their leadership potential to make their contribution to the transformation”.

Application process

Applications for the 2023 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships are now available. So endeavor to apply by October 21, 2022. It is open for young to mid-career professionals, and new executives from Africa with suitable work experience as well as a Masters degree.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a citizen 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

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