Deadline: February 28 2019

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) with support from UNWomen Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO) invites applications from African women leaders for the 2019 Feminist and Transformational Leadership Development Programme. The leadership development programme will be awarded to 25 women leaders, who have exemplified leadership in their organizations, communities and or have stood for elective office.

The program will be held under the auspices of the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) which is a space for catalyzing and nurturing feminist and transformational leaders to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment on the African continent and beyond.

This specific institute is inspired by the adoption of Agenda 2030 commonly referred to as Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 of the African Union, and therefore seeks to catalyze a cohort of feminist and transformational leaders who are able to analyze discrimination against women and girls from a feminist perspective and get seized with the courage to dismantle structures and systems that have for long hindered women’s advancement.W


  • Open to African women between the ages of 25-40 years;
  • Applicants should be based in Eastern and Southern Africa;
  • Should be able to participate in all activities – beginning with a residential institute scheduled to be held from March 25-29, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya and commit to a one year peer mentorship programme.


To apply and for more information visit here