How to Apply for 2023 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship, Work in AfDB, Others with $100,000 Stipend

Alt: = "Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship fellows"

A Fellowship program organized to  support  its fellows (members) in different endeavours, such as studies in specific fields, research, innovative initiative development, training, and funding.

Benefits of Fellowships

Fellowships provide enormous benefits which include:

  • Financial support in the form of a salary, stipend,  or grant.
  •  Health insurance, 
  • Travel or relocation grants, 
  • Funding for dependents, discretionary funding for language classes or housing.

About Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship

The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships which began in 2011 is a program organized for the purpose of identifying and mentoring the next generation of outstanding African leaders. 

Benefits of Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship

For the past 11 years, 3 fellows are selected each year to work in the executive offices of the African Development Bank, AfDB (Abidjan), the Economic Commission for Africa, ECA (Addis Ababa), or the International Trade Center, ITC (Geneva) and are paid $100,000 stipend each.

Within the period, fellows receive technical and leadership, contribute directly to research and policy design during the 12-month programs, and receive direct mentorship from the heads of the organizations they are attached to.

After completion, Fellows can become members of the Now Generation Network (NGN),where they can continue to deploy their knowledge and abilities to improve Africa.

Eligibility criteria

To qualify the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be National of any of African countries
  •  Applicant should posse minimum of 7 years’ of relevant work experience
  • Has Master’s degree
  • Must be below the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • Any additional criteria as set by the host organization

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships are now open. It is open for young to mid-career professionals, and new executive across Africa with relevant work experience, and must have a Masters degree

Application deadline is  October 21, 2022. 

Visit the Mo Ibrahim Foundation website for more information and to submit your application.

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