2014 MILEAD Fellowship for young African Women Leaders.

Application Deadline: 14th March, 2014.

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa (Moremi Initiative) is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the 2014 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and thrive in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole.

The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa. The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are welcome from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and the Diaspora.

Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD)

The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

Each class of MILEAD Fellows consists of twenty-five young women who participate in a yearlong transformational leadership training and community leadership projects with support and mentoring. The one-year curriculum involves approximately 35 days of face-to-face and online training plus the time allocated to mentoring and community service projects.

The MILEAD program includes a three-week summer institute, quarterly online seminars, informal networking, mentoring, community leadership projects and exchange programs with other professionals.  The three-week summer institute is a residential training session comprised of lectures, discussions and workshops, visits to institutions, meetings with key leaders, case studies of successful leaders, assigned readings, research, presentations, and internships.

The institute is intensive and highly participatory, providing a supportive learning environment for exchange of best practices and experiences, technical depth, strategy development and skill building. Participants will develop a greater appreciation for their individual leadership styles and capabilities and enhance their understanding of women’s rights issues, advocacy and mentoring

To be eligible for the program, an applicant

  • must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following materials by the application deadline of Friday March 14, 2014:

  •  Completed 2014 MILEAD Fellows Application Form
  • Resumé/Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic contacts

Please submit all materials by email as part of your application. Send any additional materials to [email protected] and [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MILEAD Fellowship Programme for young Africans

Download the Application Package and form – 2014 MILEAD

Download the Recommendation Form for the 2014 MILEAD Fellowship

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