Africa-wide

Program

Service

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Details

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. 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.

The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000. The next generation of African leaders will be those who transform Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Fellows have been chosen to learn and develop their leadership potential to make their contribution to the transformation. We are happy to welcome our fifth Fellow for the 2017 Programme, who we expect to assist our efforts to create sustainable jobs for millions of young Africans entering the labour market each year. The Ibrahim Scholarships support aspiring African leaders at a number of distinguished academic institutions. The scholarships develop the talent of outstanding young Africans in selected disciplines.

Criteria

  • 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
  • Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree

Benefits

  • The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive office of either the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000

About Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) was established in 2006 to focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa. By providing tools to support advancements in leadership and governance, the Foundation aims to bring about meaningful change on the continent.

The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organisation, helps to define, assess and enhance governance and leadership in Africa using the following tools; The Ibrahim Index of African Governance, the most comprehensive collection of quantitative data on governance in Africa, The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, which celebrates excellence in African leadership, The Ibrahim Forum, an annual high-level conference that tackles issues of critical importance to Africa, The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships, which identify and support potential African leaders of the future by placing them at key multilateral institutions and The Ibrahim Scholarships, which support aspiring African leaders at a number of distinguished academic institutions.