APPLY: 2024 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Program For African Leaders

APPLY: 2024 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Program For African Leaders

The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Program is dedicated to fostering good governance and exemplary leadership in Africa. The Foundation’s objectives include:

  1. Promoting constructive discourse on good governance.
  2. Establishing criteria for citizens and governments to assess progress in governance.
  3. Acknowledging achievements in African leadership and offering a practical means for leaders to leave lasting positive legacies on the continent after their tenure.
  4. Nurturing emerging leaders across the African continent.

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Programme is a highly selective initiative designed to equip the next generation of exceptional African leaders. It accomplishes this by providing them with distinctive professional opportunities within prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations operating at the highest echelons. These organizations are committed to enhancing Africa’s economic and social prospects.


  • Host: Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Category: TrainingFellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | $100,000
  • Deadline: October 20, 2023


Through this yearly fellowship initiative, the Foundation aims to further enrich and expand our expanding network, which consistently dedicates its expertise and knowledge to advance a more prosperous Africa.


The Fellowships present a unique chance to serve in the executive offices of esteemed institutions, including the African Development Bank (Abidjan), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (Addis Ababa), or the International Trade Centre (Geneva).


To be considered for the fellowship, you must:

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • Any additional criteria as set by the host.

Duration and Reward

  • The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the link below.

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