APPLY: 2014 MILEAD Fellows Program for Young African Women Leaders

APPLY: 2014 MILEAD Fellows Program for Young African Women Leaders

Deadline: March 14, 2014

The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program. Are you an emerging African woman leader, with the passion and potential to help transform the continent? If so, the MILEAD Fellowship Program is for you!

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program, that begins with a 3-week summer institute, which is designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders.


The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

  • Applications are welcome from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.
  • To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in 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.
  • Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.
  • Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application

Important Note:

This one year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for 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.

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