The African Movement for Democracy (AMD) Fellowship for Emerging Young Women Leaders in Africa supports young female activists and organizers aspiring to run for political office in their countries by facilitating access to capacity building and mentoring opportunities in four principal training hubs: Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. The fellowship aims to enrich understanding of youth-led approaches to change while connecting participants to accomplished female mentors and resources.

Between February and June, 2018, the AMD will support 4 emerging young women political leaders by covering the cost (including round trip tickets and lodging) of participating at any of the four aforementioned training hubs. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, socio-economic status or disability. The Emerging Young Women Leaders Fellowship is open to young African women leaders who meet the following criteria:

– Are under the age of 35;

– Are  proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English or French;

– Demonstrate knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the area of democracy;

– Have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in democratic/political activism at the local, national, or regional level;

-Be ready to take advantage of the resources and networks which the program offers;

-Present a (tentative) strategy and roadmap for political engagement;

– Submit two recommendation letters

The deadline for application is January 21, 2018.

The AMD reserves the right to verify all of the information included in the application. In the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the application will immediately be declared invalid and the applicant ineligible.

Click here to fill the Application form.

You can learn more about in on the YIAGA website.