2016 Eisenhower Fellowships for Young Africa Leaders (2016 Africa Program : OCTOBER 2 – NOVEMBER 18 , 2016)


Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) exists to inspire leaders around the world to challenge themselves to think beyond their current scope, to engage others, including those outside of their current networks, and to leverage their own talents to better the world around them.

Chaired by General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret), EF brings two groups to the U.S. annually, each composed of approximately two dozen outstanding mid-career Fellows (ages 32 –45), drawn from 53different countries. Over a seven-week period, each Fellow receives an intensive, individually-designed program in his or her professional field. Fellows are interviewed by high-level in-country nominating committees and selected by a committee at the Eisenhower Fellowships’ headquarters in Philadelphia.


July 1, 2015            Launch of 2016 Africa Program Recruitment
October 15, 2015            Deadline to submit application materials
December 15, 2015            Nominating Committees submit finalists to EF
April 1, 2016            Candidates will be notified of results
October 2-November 18, 2016            Africa program takes place in the United States

SELECTION: Eisenhower Fellowships seeks a diverse mix of applicants, ages 32-45, from a wide range of professional sectors. EF provides a unique leadership development opportunity for individuals who have a demonstrated track record of significant professional and community achievements and who seek to tackle big challenges in the future.  Competitive candidates articulate goals for the fellowship program and propose steps to achieve them.  EF seeks ascendant leaders who are committed to making the world more peaceful, prosperous and just, and who are committed to a lifelong engagement with EF’s network of 1,400 active leaders around the world.  Click for additional information for applicants.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates from the seven countries listed below should apply directly to Eisenhower Fellowships using the online application.

1. Ghana

2. Kenya

3. Nigeria

4. Rwanda

5. South Africa

6. Tanzania

7. Zimbabwe

Candidates from other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa will be considered if they have a track record of regional impact and are nominated by a member of the Africa Leadership Steering Committee or a member of the Eisenhower Fellowships’ global network. Nominated candidates should apply by using the online application. 

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