East Africa: Acumen East Africa Fellows Program - Apply Now

Acumen East Africa Fellows Program: The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year, fully-funded leadership development program that gives 20 individuals from across East Africa the training they need to accelerate their social impact and leadership potential.

Our Fellows come from diverse cultural, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds and share a commitment to ending poverty in their communities. Fellows remain in their jobs over
the year and meet for five week-long seminars where they receive world-class financial and operational skills training. Through the program, Fellows build strong networks of social change leaders within their cohort and Acumen’s global community.

The Eligible Countries Are:
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Criteria for Qualification
  • A citizen of any of the above mentioned East African Countries
  • Applicants can be individuals who are working to end poverty in their community through some kind of social change project. They can also be entrepreneurs who started their own organization, or individuals who are influencing change within an existing organization.
  • Applicants can be of any age and educational levels.
  • Applicants must be proficient in English.
  • Fellows must demonstrate strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance, and moral imagination.
  • Fellows must be ready and willing to undergo an intensive year-long personal transformation and leadership journey.
  • Applications must be submitted via online application process. The application consists of background information, resume/CV, and short and long answer questions.

How to Apply
Applications are open until 8 September 2014. Get started by filling in the application form.

The Application Process
The online application consists of:
Background information
Short & long answer questions

Application Instructions: For more guidance on how to answer the application questions, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, please click here.

The Selection Process
The selection process for this program is very rigorous and highly competitive. Here is a general timeline of the process:
Applications open: July 7, 2014
Applications close: September 8, 2014
Telephone Interviews: October 2014
In-Person Interviews: November 2014

Final Selection: December 2014

For more information and to download the Application Form, Click Here to Visit Acumen Fellows Program Website

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