by Stanley Azuakola
For the second in a row, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation would be giving opportunities to a few young Africans with leadership potential for mentorship at three multilateral organisations, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), under the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation expects that the programme will help to prepare the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique mentoring opportunities.
The Ibrahim Fellows each receive a stipend of $100,000 and are anticipated, on graduation from the programme after 12 months, to go on to play a major role in the governance and development of the African continent.
Applicants are expected to be young professionals, mid-career and new executives under the age of forty, or forty-five for women with children.
They are also expected to 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.
Application is now open and more information on eligibility and the application process for the Ibrahim Fellowships Programme can be found on the Foundation’s website: www.moibrahimfoundation.org/fellowships