Acumen West Africa Fellowship Programme

In times of uncertainty, we are faced with two choices; Wait and follow or step up and lead.

This new moment demands a cohort of determined individuals with the moral imagination to rethink institutions and take on inequality and injustice.

Acumen Fellows are such individuals—locally rooted yet globally connected builders bent on reimagining self and systems.

If you’re ready to step up and lead then apply to become an Acumen Fellow.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

If you’re a resident of—or can demonstrate a concrete connection to following countries in West Africa: Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia—and are leading work focused on poverty and/or injustice then apply.

WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM?

Our Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to connect and cultivate a pipeline of social innovators who are committed to tackling poverty and/or injustice in their communities.

WHO ARE ACUMEN FELLOWS?

Fellows are entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and organizational builders who dare to do what’s right, not what’s easy. While they may come from diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and work in a range of sectors

they are committed to ending poverty and/or injustice in their communities and regions.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

Because this is the moment for you to hone your leadership skills and embed yourself in a community of builders committed to re imagining the institutions of the future.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applications open 1 July 2020. If you would like to receive early notification when applications open, then join the list for the Acumen West Africa Fellows Program by clicking here.

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