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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowships Program 2020 for African Leaders

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Mo Ibrahim Foudation Leadership Fellowships for African Leaders


Application for Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme 2020 designed to mentor enable aspiring African Leaders is now open.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation is established in 2006, The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2020 is a programme where future African Leaders are mentored by providing them with unique work opportunities at prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations.

Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship is a selective programme that prepares the next generation of African leaders who are outstanding leaders by providing them with unique opportunities to work at the most senior level of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations. 

The Foundation aims to support good governance and great leadership in Africa. Majorly Foundation works to:
  • Stimulate debate on good governance;
  • Provide criteria by which citizens and governments can measure progress;
  • Recognize achievement in African leadership and provide a practical way in which leaders can build positive legacies on the continent when they have left office;
  • Support aspiring leaders for the African continent.


Fellowship Award
  • Fellowships offers successful candidates the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) and
  • $100,000 as annual stipend offered by Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship.


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Programme
The Fellowship Programme consist of two fellowship which you can choose from.
  • International Trade Centre (ITC) in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation . The Fellowship offers a mentorship experience with the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of ITC to prepare young Africans for leadership of major organizations and multilateral institutions. see more detail on Fellowship Programme 


  • United Nation Economic Commision for Africa (UNECA) in partnership with Mo Ibrahim Fellowship. The Foundation, is financing this Fellowship position in the UNECA. The Fellow will perform the duties and responsibilities of the position at the headquarters of UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See full details Here 



Programme Location
The fellowship  which is powered  by Mo Ibrahim Foundation will be offered to work at either AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) or the ITC (Geneva, Switzerland) 

2020 Fellowship process
Applications close 14 October 2019
successful candidates notified early 2020
Fellows report for duty May 2020.

Eligibility criteria
Eligibility for Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship requires Applicant must:
  • Be a National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Be under 40 years of age at time of application (women with children should be
  • under 45 years of age).
  • Have Advanced English. Knowledge of other UN official languages in particular, French or Spanishis an added advantage.
  • any additional criteria as set by the host.

How to Apply 

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