Fully Funded to Johannesburg: Obama Foundation Africa Leaders Program 2019 for Africans
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.
Application Deadline: February 28 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time
You must meet all of the following criteria to be accepted into the Leaders: Africa program.
1. You must be a citizen of an African country.
2. You must currently reside in an African country (it is okay to reside in an African country other than the African country of your nationality).
3. You must be between 24-40 years old on February 28, which is the closing date of the application.
4. You must be fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English.
The Foundation covers economy class airfare, ground transportation in South Africa, and shared dormitory accommodations during the dates of the in-person convening. Leaders are responsible for covering any costs related to acquiring a passport and obtaining a South African visa.
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.
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