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2021 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships: African Development Bank

18 February, 2021

Applications are now welcomed for the 2021 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship programme at the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AfDB fellowship was deferred to 2021, so applications have opened earlier this year. The selected candidate will be hosted by the executive office of the AfDB for a 12-month fellowship and will benefit from the direct mentorship of the AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina.

This Fellowship is open to young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree. The priority for the 2021 selection is the bank’s five key areas: lighting up and powering Africa; feeding Africa; industrialising Africa; integrating Africa; and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The application process closes on 15 March 2021.

The post will be taken up by 15 June.

Eligibility criteria

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • any additional criteria as set by the host.

How to apply

More information about the application process can all be found on our Fellowships page.