Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2019

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. Through this annual fellowship programme, we seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.

The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.

Fellowship Institutions

  • The International Trade Centre
  • African Development Bank

General 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

Applications for thew 2019 stream are now open. Details of how to apply for each Fellowship can be found on the respective organisation’s website:


International Trade Center


For more information,please visit

Past fellow (Rwanda ) : Diane Sayinzoga


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