The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.
Application Deadline: October 15th 2021 – Click here to apply
The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships were established in 2011 to identify and mentor the future generation of outstanding African leaders. Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000.
be national of an African country, residing anywhere in the world;
not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;
not have close family relations with an active or non-active staff member, such as mother, father, sister and brother;
Government officials, active military personnel and political party leaders are not eligible;
age limit is forty (40) years for men and women and forty-five (45) years for women with children;
have outstanding academic credentials backed by a minimum of a Master’s Degree from a recognized institution in Banking, Business, Economics or other Social Sciences, Finance, International Development, or in any other discipline relevant to the Bank’s business;
have relevant and demonstrable work experience, strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with others;
have at least 7 (seven) years’ work experience relevant to the Bank’s activities;
demonstrate proven leadership and consultative skills;
have experience in strategic planning, project management and execution