MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2022/2023
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation grants a $100,000 annual stipend for Outstanding Africans to be hosted at the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa), or the International Telecommunications Union (Geneva).
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program
The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship is funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was founded in 2006 with the goal of promoting good governance and leadership in Africa. The Foundation works to:Stimulate debate on good governance;
- Provide criteria by which citizens and governments can measure progress;
- Recognise achievement in African leadership and provide a practical way in which leaders can build positive legacies on the continent when they have left office;
- Support aspiring leaders for the African continent.
The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Program is a selective fellowship that prepares the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique work opportunities at the highest levels of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations with the mission of improving Africa’s economic and social prospects.
The Foundation hopes to strengthen and widen our growing network, which continues to offer its talents and knowledge to a better Africa, through this annual fellowship program. Fellowships are available to work in the executive offices of the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa), or the International Trade Centre (Geneva).
Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program Eligibility
- National of an African country
- 7-10 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 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
Value of Award: The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.
Duration of Award: For a period of 12 months
Leadership Fellowship Program
Prospective fellows who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply directly to the current hosts. Link for Application and requirements are in the Fellowship Webpage (click below)
For more information, visit the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program.
Application Deadline: 15th October 2021 (midnight Geneva time)