The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program seeks emerging leaders who have a demonstrated potential for impact, a clear commitment to integrity, and are at earlier stages of their journey.
The Obama Foundation Leaders: 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.
From government, to civil society, to the private sector and beyond, we’re looking for changemakers who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good within their sphere of influence and have clear potential for impact and commitment to integrity.
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.
You must meet all of the following criteria to be accepted into the Leaders: Africa program.
1. You must be a citizen of an African country.
2. You must currently reside in an African country (it is okay to reside in an African country other than the African country of your nationality).
3. You must be between 24-40 years old on February 28, which is the closing date of the application.
4. You must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English.
Applications for the 2019 cohort of the Leaders: Africa program opened on Thursday, February 14 and will close on February 28 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, February 28, 2019.
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