The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to identify and prepare outstanding African leaders by providing them with critical experience at the highest levels of multilateral organisations.
Created in partnership with three of the world’s most influential organisations, the Fellowships will provide selected candidates with the opportunity to work directly in the executive offices of:
Through the 12 month placement, Ibrahim Fellows will be provided with the tools to go on to play a major role in the governance and development of the African continent.
To apply for the Fellowship at the African Development Bank or World Trade Organisation please go to www.afdb.org where there will be a link to the application form for either of these institutions
The application process opens on 3rd June with a closing date of 16th July. Each of the successful candidates will be notified on 22 October 2013 and report for duty on 7 January 2014.
2013 | Joan Stott, South AfricaJoan joins the programme from Economic Policy as Business Unity South Africa where she was an Executive Director. She worked on climate change, industrial policy, infrastructure: BRICs, and G-20. Prior to this she also served as Director of Fiscal Analysis at the National Treasury of South Africa. She is the 2013 AfDB Fellow.
2013 | Rebecca Teiko Dottey, GhanaRebecca joins the programme from Christian Aid (NGO) in Ghana where she was the Acting Country Manager providing strategic leadership, policy analysis, and programming on key issues for Africa, including gender mainstreaming and peace-building. She is the 2013 UNECA Fellow.
2013 | Maureen Were, KenyaMaureen joins the programme from the Kenya School of Monetary Studies where she was a Manager. She is a Central Bank of Kenya Specialist in macroeconomic modelling used for forecasting and policy analysis. She is the 2013 WTO Fellow.
2012 | Yvonne Apea Mensah, GhanaA lawyer, with over seven years of experience in international policy development in Africa in the areas of trade, environment, and politics. She was the 2012 African Development Bank Fellow.
2012 | Omolade Dade, NigeriaA development finance professional, with strong experience in the areas of regional integration and infrastructure development. She was the 2012 UN Economic Commission for Africa Fellow.
2012 | Jacqueline Musiitwa, Uganda/ZambiaA lawyer with leadership experience in business, government, academia and civil society that has been recognised by many. She was the 2012 World Trade Organization Fellow.