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The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme

Established in 2010, the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to identify and support future African leaders. The Ibrahim Leadership Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of key multilateral institutions.

The 2014 application process is now open

Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.

All applications must be submitted directly to the institution of interest. Fellowships are offered at:

  • The African Development Bank (AfDB)
    The fellow will work in the executive office for a year at the headquarters of AfDB in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. 
    Click here to apply for the AfDB
     
  • The International Trade Centre (ITC)
    The fellow will work in the executive office for a year at the headquarters of ITC in Geneva, Switzerland. 
    Click here to Apply for ITC‎
     
  • The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
    The fellow will work in the executive office for a year at the headquarters of UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 
    Click here to apply for UNECA

Are you eligible?

To apply for this fellowship you must:

  • be a national of an African country
  • have 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • have a Master’s Degree
  • be under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children

What is the application timeline?

  • deadline for submissions: 12 Septemeber 2014
  • notification of successful candidate: 5 January 2015
  • press announcement of fellows: 16 January 2015
  • anticipated start date: May 2015
The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme