Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2020 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most promising women leaders.
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in across Africa. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women and girls in their communities. The Program equips Fellows with the world-class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century leaders.
Each class of MILEAD Fellows consists of twenty-five exceptional young women from 25 countries who participate in yearlong transformational leadership training and community leadership projects with support and mentoring. The one-year curriculum involves approximately 22 days of face-to-face and ongoing online training plus the time allocated to mentoring and community service projects.
The MILEAD program includes a three-week summer institute, ongoing online seminars, informal networking, mentoring, community leadership projects and exchange programs with other professionals. The three-week summer institute is a residential training session comprised of lectures, discussions and workshops, visits to institutions, meetings with key leaders, case studies of successful leaders, assigned readings, research, presentations, and internships.
Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project.
SCHOLARSHIPS & FEES: A limited number of selected candidates will receive full scholarship. The fee for the 2020 MILEAD Institute is $4,500 and covers travels, accommodation, tuition, all meals, site visits, local events, training materials and all program related costs. Moremi Initiative will ensure the participation of all selected candidates regardless of their financial situation. No qualified candidate will be denied participation due to financial need. However, due to the increasing demand for the programs, and for sustainability purposes, we are encouraging participants to approach local donors for partial sponsorship to meet their costs. A limited number of full scholarships are available.
The appointment as a participant in the MILEAD program carries no stipend.
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*Please note: This one-year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time through the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.
The institute is intensive and highly participatory, providing a supportive learning environment for exchange of best practices and experiences, technical depth, strategy development and skill building. Participants will develop a greater appreciation for their individual leadership styles and capabilities and enhance their understanding of women’s rights issues, advocacy and mentoring.
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Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa strives to engage, inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents: Leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate discrimination against women. We firmly believe that the full and active participation of women in leadership is a pre-requisite for positive change and development in Africa.
It is widely recognized today as a leading and pioneer organization promoting women’s leadership and social justice in Africa. Their investments in transformational leadership over the past 15 years continue to inspire and equip a new generation of women leaders in politics, business and communities across the continent. Moremi Initiative is a United Nations Accredited organization- in Special Consultative Status and has official partnerships with UN WOMEN, UNDP, UNAIDS and other local and international partners.
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The application deadline for MILEAD program is Friday 28 February, 2020.
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