Are you a social innovator from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, and Ethiopia?
Apply to join the Acumen Academy East Africa leadership development program that is designed to equip social innovators with knowledge, skills, and community to accelerate and sustain their impact as they build a just, inclusive and sustainable world.
Each year, the Acumen East Africa Fellows Programme brings together 20 extraordinary individuals tackling poverty and injustice in their communities and equips them with the knowledge, skills, and community to strengthen their leadership, as well as the capacity of their ventures to scale and create meaningful change in East Africa.
The Fellowship begins with an intensive leadership program. Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in a series of multi-day virtual seminars, paired with the online group and individual assignments between seminars, all connected by group practice.
This is where practical skills meet moral imagination. The program is designed to increase a fellow’s capacity to lead social change and tackle problems of poverty and injustice.
After the first year, Fellows become part of Acumen’s global community of social innovators, who are
committed to life-long learning, collaboration, and accompaniment as they drive change.
Our application process consists of these four stages.
Stage 1: Apply online — what are you telling us? Open on 24 October and close on 28 November
Stage 2: Complete your online assignments — what are you showing us?
Stage 3: Attend the Selection Conference — why is this the right time for you to be a Fellow?
Stage 4: Start the Acumen Fellowship in May.
If this sounds like you. Apply for the program here and learn more about the program. All the best!