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The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships identify and nurture the future generation of exceptional African leaders. Initiated in 2011, each year, three Fellows are given the unique opportunity to work within the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa), or the ITC (Geneva) while receiving a stipend of $100,000.
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Throughout their 12-month tenure, the Fellows have the chance to cultivate both technical expertise and leadership acumen, all the while making direct contributions to research and the formulation of policies. An exceptional aspect of this program is the invaluable mentorship they receive from the leaders of the host organizations. Upon completion of the program, Fellows become esteemed members of the Now Generation Network (NGN), through which they persist in offering their skills and perspectives to advance a better future for Africa.
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This 12-month program offers the remarkable opportunity to work at the African Development Bank in Abidjan, the International Trade Centre in Geneva, or the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa. Here, participants gain technical proficiency, develop leadership abilities, and actively engage in research and policy development.


  • National of an African country
  • Minimum 7 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

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Stipend: $100,000 Deadline: 20 October 2023 Organization: Mo Ibrahim Foundation Link: Countries/Regions: Africa Apply now!
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This article was first published on 12th October 2023


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