The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in partnership with three of the world’s most influential
multilateral organisations has launched the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme.
Working with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic
Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) the
Fellowships Programme will help to prepare the next generation of outstanding African
leaders by providing them with unique mentoring opportunities.
Having identified a lack of opportunities for aspiring leaders across Africa to gain critical
experience at the highest levels of multilateral organisations, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
has worked with these partners to create the Fellowships. The AfDB, UNECA, and WTO
will each host an Ibrahim Fellow in their executive offices. The expectation is that Ibrahim
Fellows will go on to play a major role in the governance and development of the African
Ibrahim Leadership Fellows will be selected by the institutions in conjunction with the
Mo Ibrahim Foundation and will take part in a 12 month fellowship with one of the
participating organisations. They will be young professionals, mid-career and new
executives under the age of forty, or forty-five for women with children. The Fellows
will be nationals of an African country with 7-10 years of relevant work experience
and a Master’s Degree. They will support the work of the institution to further
promote the economic development of the continent.
The deadline for applications will be 31 July 2011.