Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024 – APPLY NOW

Applications are currently ongoing for the Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for emerging leaders looking to make a positive impact across East Africa.

Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024
Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024

The fellowship is a flagship program powered by Acumen, a well-respected global community of changemakers committed to fighting poverty and driving social change around the world.

The East Africa Acumen Fellowship is an intensive leadership initiative that assembles a group of exceptional individuals dedicated to addressing issues of poverty. It provides them with the expertise, abilities, and support network to enhance their leadership and expand their influence to effect significant positive change in East Africa.

Fellowship curriculum

Fellowship curriculum highlights below:

  • Polarities Management: Foster the capacity to effectively lead in situations where conflicting but interconnected values are in tension.
  • Good Society Reading: Investigate the concept of a just society and the moral and historical groundwork of societal change through classical and contemporary writings by thinkers such as Plato, Ursula K. LeGuin, Chimamanda Adichie, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Amartya Sen.
  • Adaptive Leadership: Gain an understanding of what it means to catalyze change at personal, organizational, and societal levels, navigating uncertainty and embracing the gradual process that constitutes meaningful change.
  • Authentic Voice: Develop the ability to construct meaningful stories that resonate across diverse perspectives and compel others to take action.

Who Are They Looking For?

  • The Fellowship seeks individuals who are actively tackling poverty-related challenges, whether as founders, CEOs, senior leaders in various sectors, or intrapreneurs in corporate or government settings. While job titles are indicative, the primary focus is on the substance of your work and the impact you have made.
  • Applicants are required to have at least five years of professional experience and demonstrate a strong dedication to addressing poverty-related issues.
  • In addition, candidates should showcase their willingness to contribute (by sharing knowledge, experiences, networks, or ideas) and receive support from the Foundry.
  • Furthermore, applicants must have consistent internet access, full availability for the program’s duration, and proficiency in English.

The Selection Criteria

Acumen evaluates applicants based on a set of key criteria, including:

  • Demonstrated commitment to tackling poverty and promoting social change in East Africa.
  • Strong leadership potential and proven ability to inspire and influence others.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and strategic thinking to drive innovative solutions.
  • Cultural humility and willingness to learn from and collaborate with diverse communities.
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to articulate ideas effectively.

How to Apply for the Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024

If you are passionate about creating a socially just world and believe the Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024 is the perfect opportunity for you, follow these simple steps to apply:

  • Click on the “Apply Now” button to access the online application form.
  • Complete all sections of the online application form, including the personal and professional sections.
  • Ensure all required supporting documents, including academic transcripts, resumes, and essays, are uploaded in the appropriate sections.
  • Submit your application before the deadline and wait for a response from the Acumen team.

If you have questions or need more information on the Acumen East Africa Fellowship, please Visit the Acumen website and navigate to the East Africa Fellowship page.

Application Deadline

February 4, 2024.



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