Applications are now open for the 2023 cohort of the Future Africa Fellowship! If you are a young African between the ages of 21-30 with great passion for transforming Africa through the public sector, then apply!
The Future Africa Fellowship is a year-long learning experience that provides aspiring public sector leaders and social innovators with the knowledge, network and skills required to transform the African political economy. The Fellowship incorporates research, debate and rigorous analysis designed to empower Fellows to participate in developing implementable policy proposals for local, national and regional contexts.
The purpose of the fellowship is to develop a community of young Africans who are passionate and knowledgeable about the political and economic dimensions of African development and equipped to engage in development reforms from a pan-African perspective.
Key components of the Fellowship
During the virtual programme, Fellows will familiarize themselves with contemporary debates on African socio-political and development issues, evaluate varying perspectives on policy approaches, engage in quality debate and develop critical reviews of existing policies and new proposals designed to address Africa’s development needs. A core element of the Fellowship is a quarterly Forum, bridging the gap between aspiring public sector leaders and current development practitioners.
2023 Fellowship schedule
- The 2023 cohort of the Future Africa Fellowship will run from April 1st – December 2nd, 2023.
- Key activities will include:
- Weekly peer discussions and analytical debates.
- Bi-weekly selected readings on thematic issues, ranging from elections and democratic governance to domestic and global policy analysis;
- Monthly case study simulations;
- Monthly written reflections and analyses on topical issues;
- Quarterly guest speaker Forum with development practitioners and public sector leaders.
Opportunities through the Fellowship
Through the Fellowship, all participants will have access to:
- Certificate of completion of the Fellowship;
- Expanded network of emerging leaders across Africa to collaborate on pan-African projects;
- Access to a wide range of development experts and public sector leaders, sharing perspectives from their work;
- Written articles published on Future Africa’s website and promoted on Future Africa’s social platforms;
- Recommendation letters from Future Africa for future opportunities.
Who is eligible?
The Future Africa Fellowship is open to:
- African citizens living on the continent or in the diaspora;
- Between the ages of 21-30 years;
- Passionate about understanding the African political economy and engaging in development reforms;
- Interested in participating in quality debate by providing national/international perspectives;
- Able to commit to an 8-month programme requiring weekly engagement.
For more information, visit Future Africa.