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Moremi Initiative for Empowerment And Leadership Development (MILEAD) Empowerment and Leadership Fellowship 2020 for Young African Women

 Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2020 MiLEAD Fellows Program- to identify Africa’s most promising women leaders. 

Application Deadline: 28th February, 2020.

Eligible Countries: All African countries

To be taken at (country): Ghana and Candidate’s home country.


The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term and paradigm-shifting leadership development program to identify, develop and promote a new generation of young African female leaders to attain and thrive in critical leadership across Africa. 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 support systems they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and in the Diaspora.

Offered Since: 2004

By what Criteria is Selection Made? The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.

Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must:

  • be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora;
  • agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD – including a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana;
  • commit to a community change project
  • be between 19 – 25 years of age.

Please note that this one-year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute. The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.

Number of Awards: The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women

What are the benefits? The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and networks they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders.

Duration of Fellowship: One year

How to Apply: Applications are available online at www.moremiinitiative.org or by request via email. Download the full 2019 Application Package and Forms below.

Completed application forms must be submitted along with a CV and two recommendation lettersAll applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email.

Visit the Fellowship Application page

  1. RAHARIJAONA Sandra says

    hello,can I have the application form of this sholarship please?

  2. Hilary Idiege says

    How do I apply?

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