Acumen West Africa Fellowship Program

The Acumen
Last date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Country: 
Ghana
Nigeria
Sierra Leone

Detailed Description

The Acumen is seeking applications for its West Africa Fellowship Program which is designed for individuals who are currently leading or are an integral part of building an initiative whose mission is to eradicate poverty.

The purpose of the Acumen Fellows Program is to develop a community of leaders who challenge the status quo, work across lines of difference and inspire their communities to believe in a brighter future.

Benefits

Acumen covers all program-related expenses during the fellowship year. This includes all costs associated with the seminars including lodging, food, transportation and visas.

Eligibility Criteria

Acumen Fellows are individuals who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy, to create positive change in their region. Fellows can come from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in any sector, and they must be committed to ending poverty in their community through their work. They are individuals who are making a long-term play at system-level impact and are seeking the leadership skills and moral imagination to make it happen.

The Fellows we seek are:

  • Social entrepreneurs, social intrapreneurs, and organizational builders.
  • Social entrepreneurs: Have have launched or lead their own social change initiatives.
  • Social intrapreneurs: Are running a social change initiative within an existing organization.
  • Organizational builders: Are an integral part of building a social change organization, but do not play a founding role.
  • Individuals who have a demonstrated history of impact, commitment and concrete connection to the region.
  • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.
  • Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive year-long personal transformation and leadership journey followed by an induction into the larger Fellows Community.
  • Individuals of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via following website:

https://acumen.org/fellowships/west-africa/

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