Acumen West Africa Fellows Programme 2024 for emerging Leaders in West Africa (Fully Funded)

Acumen Academy is the world’s school for social change. The Acumen Academy inspire the world to build solutions to poverty and equip determined individuals using the knowledge and tools of business grounded in community and the practices of moral leadership.

The West Africa Acumen Fellowship is a rigorous leadership program that brings together a cohort of extraordinary individuals working on problems of poverty and equips them with the knowledge, skills, and community to strengthen their leadership and scale their ventures to create meaningful change in West Africa.

After Fellow Candidates complete the program they join The Foundry, a community of like-minded peers who are working across sectors and geographies to build a world based on dignity. As part of this diverse community committed to sharing ideas and experiences, they gain access to capital, coaching, and continuous learning as part of lifelong accompaniment on their journey to creating social change.

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  • The Fellowship looks for “builders” who are working to solve problems of poverty.  Builders include founders, CEOs, and senior leaders (COO, MD, etc.) at for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid social enterprises as well as corporate or government sector intrapreneurs. While these titles offer a glimpse of the types of roles Fellows play, what matters most is what you’re building and the track record of your impact.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience and should be able to demonstrate their commitment to solving issues of poverty.
  • Applicants should demonstrate their ability and willingness to give (contributing their knowledge, experiences, networks, and/or ideas) and receive support from the Foundry.
  • Applicants must have a reliable internet connection, be fully available to participate throughout the entirety of the program, and be able to participate in English.
  • Applicants must reside in West Africa and the impact of their work should be focused on West Africa particularly our focus countries which are: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Gambia

Duration and Benefits

  • Connect with deep local and diverse global community
  • Expand your network of social innovators for support and collaboration

Secure early-stage funding

  • Pitch for early-stage catalytic capital through Acumen Angels
  • Leverage expert support to scale impact
  • Get expert coaching and consulting from our partners
  • Elevate your impact in the public eye
  • Gain recognition for your work to amplify impact across new domains
  • Learn to think differently
  • Solve challenges with tools and learning resources purpose-built for social innovators

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the button below or click this link

Deadline: 1oth December, 2023

Acumen West Africa Fellows Programme 2024 for emerging Leaders in West Africa (Fully Funded)


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