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MILEAD Fellowship Program for Young African Women Leaders, 2021

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is pleased to announce the MILEAD Fellowship Program for Young African Women Leaders, 2021. Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa.

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Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa is a non-profit organization that operates throughout Africa. To achieve its mission, Moremi Initiative pursues proactive strategies to develop and empower young women and girls to take on leadership roles in their communities.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded for leadership development.
Course Level: Fellowship is offered for a one-year long-term leadership development program.
Scholarship Provider: Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative)
The award can be taken at Africa

Eligibility: To be eligible for the program, an applicant must:

  • Be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora;
  • Agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana, and commit to implementing a community change project.
  • Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applications are welcome from young women living in Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Cote d’Ivoire, 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, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Description: The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women. Moremi Initiative believes that the full and active participation of women in leadership is a pre-requisite for positive change and development in Africa.

The number of awards: The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

Duration of award(s): It is a one year program.

Note: This one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full-time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.

What does it cover? The full cost of the summer institute is $4,500 and covers travels, accommodation, tuition, all meals, site visits, local events, training materials, and all program-related costs. Moremi Initiative will ensure the participation of all selected candidates regardless of their financial situation. Program benefits for selected candidates include:
-Fellows will gain excellent skills in leadership, activism, research, mentoring, public speaking and advocacy among others.
-National to global recognition as one of Africa’s most promising women leaders.
-Access to opportunities and resources for education, professional, leadership, and personal development. Fellows are supported to get into top Universities for further education.
-Knowledge of critical cutting-edge issues such as human rights concepts, women’s human rights, leadership concepts, gender equity, and social justice.
-Upon successful completion of the program, fellows become automatic members of the Moremi Fellow’s Network.
-Long term Support:
-Fellow’s achievements and initiatives are promoted through our partner network and the media for visibility and exposure.
-Fellows will have access to readily available Moremi Initiative mentors including some of the most outstanding African women leaders.
-Applicants are supported to implement personal community leadership projects on issues of importance to their peers, school, community or country.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit the following documents by the application deadline.

  • Completed 2021 MILEAD Fellows Application Form
  • Resumé/Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic contacts

How to Apply:  To apply for the opportunity , the applicants must download the application form and submit to [email protected]

Application Deadline: The application deadline is February 22, 2021.

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