Obama Foundation African Leaders Program (Fully-Funded To The US) 2024

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Obama Foundation African Leaders Program (Fully-Funded To The US) 2024

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.

Application Deadline: 9th February 2024 at 12:00 PM United States Central Time (UTC-6).

Eligible countries: African countries

Take in (country): Johannesburg, South Africa

About the Award: During their tenure in the White House, the Obamas traveled across the African continent and witnessed incredible stories of young African leaders carrying the torch of change. Since then, they have formed partnerships to expand opportunities and create new connections for passionate leaders, starting with the inaugural Leaders Africa program in 2018.

Leaders Africa is a six-month, virtual, non-residential leadership journey for 35 emerging leaders from across the continent, focused on exploring values-based leadership skills and building deep relationships with fellow team members. cohort.Leaders Africa is a six-month, virtual, non-residential leadership journey for 35 emerging leaders from across the continent, focused on exploring values-based leadership skills and building deep relationships with other members of the cohort.

The virtual Leaders Africa program aims to identify exceptional leaders from the public sector, civil society and private sector who have a clear focus on an issue and who can illustrate the impact of their work. Our goal is to build a network of values-based leaders who create positive and innovative change in their communities, across Africa and the world.

Leaders participate in the following core elements of the program:

Weekly Virtual Video Calls These live virtual sessions are the primary form of collective engagement. These connections, on average four times per month, feature a mix of new content (conversations with experts, introductions to leadership frameworks, skills development, etc.) and interactive small group work in breakout rooms.

Monthly community group leaders work in peer learning groups that encourage deeper relationship building and peer learning, and provide opportunities to reflect on case studies of prominent African leaders or discuss open questions from group sessions.

Individualized Leadership Coaching Each leader is matched with a coach to help them gain self-awareness, clarify their goals, brainstorm ideas, achieve their development goals, and unlock their potential.

Type: Training


Location The program currently invites people residing in all countries and territories on the African continent.

Citizenship and residency You must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Citizen of an African country or territory OR
  • Permanent resident of an African country or territory OR
  • Have lived in an African country or territory for at least 5 years, regardless of citizenship or permanent resident status
Geographic Focus Your work is geographically focused on creating positive change for local communities, an African nation or territory and/or the African region as a whole. You demonstrate a strong commitment to continuing to focus your work in the Africa region.

Leadership Experience You can demonstrate at least 3 years of relevant experience in your field.

Age: You will be between 24 and 45 years old on August 26, 2024.

Linguistic competence
  • You are professionally proficient in spoken and written English.
Political campaigns You will refrain from participating in an electoral campaign as a candidate for political office from the moment you are accepted into the program until May 1, 2025. Selection decisions are currently scheduled to be sent in July and August 2024.

Program Commitment You can commit to full participation for the duration of the six-month program. The Leaders Africa program is currently scheduled to begin the week of September 9, 2024 and conclude no later than May 1, 2025, with breaks planned throughout. Exact dates are subject to change. You must be able to attend between 8 and 12 hours of required virtual programming each month, as well as attend required leadership coaching sessions and participate in community group discussions throughout the duration of the program.

Jurisdiction and Ability to Participate in a U.S.-Based Program The Obama Foundation is based in the United States. To participate in the Program, you must not be subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions that would limit your participation in the Foundation's virtual programming or your travel to the United States for in-person programming (if applicable).

Number of awards: not specified

Award Value: The Obama Foundation will cover costs related to economy class travel, lodging and meals throughout the program.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted via the program webpage.

Good luck!

Visitez la page Web du programme pour plus de détails

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