The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program 2019

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.

The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program will inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from across the African continent through a core set of shared values and leadership skills. Together, they will form a network of innovative and ethical changemakers and positive role models who will be well-prepared to create tangible solutions to the biggest challenges in their communities, countries, and continent.

From government, to civil society, to the private sector and beyond, we’re looking for changemakers who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good within their sphere of influence and have clear potential for impact and commitment to integrity.

Those selected as Obama Foundation Africa Leaders become members of a dedicated and self-sustaining community of changemakers that spans the African continent. Leaders are committed to ongoing learning and peer mentoring through in-person gatherings and robust online engagement. Those who are selected to participate in the program will need to be in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 10 through July 15, 2019.

Participants are also required to take part in intense online and virtual programming activities throughout the program year, for approximately eight hours per month. This includes interactive webinars, accountability group meetings, peer review of action plans, and discussions around the values-based leadership and challenges facing ethical leaders.

Applications for the 2019 cohort of the Leaders: Africa program opened on Thursday, February 14 and will close on February 28 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, February 28, 2019. We’re looking forward to reviewing your application!

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