Egypt seeks, within the framework of its chairmanship of the African Union in 2019, to play its mandated role in enhancing the role of African youth through providing them with all forms of support, rehabilitation and training, as well as empowering them to occupy leadership positions and benefiting from their abilities and ideas, which was endorsed and directed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the activities of the World Youth Forum, which was held from 3 to 6 November 2018 and witnessed an honorable representation of young representatives of all African countries.
The President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, issued a presidential decree at Egypt’s sixth National Youth Conference, held in Cairo University, that 2019 will be the year of education and accordingly the Fellowship is considered one of the mechanisms to implement the resolution of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the local level.
Based on the results of the second African Youth Forum, held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, from 24 to 26 April 2019, to invest in African youth, the Nasser Fellowship is one of the mechanisms to implement the Million by 2021 initiative, launched to empower and develop young people in Africa by building the capacities of one million young Africans in the areas of education, employment, entrepreneurship and participation by 2021, same objective that the Nasser Fellowship strives to achieve in the educational sector.
What is Nasser Fellowship for Transformational Leadership?
Nasser Fellowship is the first (African-African) fellowship to target young African executive leaders with diverse operational disciplines within their communities, as well as one of the critical mechanisms of empowerment of the African transformational leadership endorsed by the African Union’s Agenda (in text) in order to stimulate and promote African values through self-reliance, solidarity, hard work, collective prosperity, building on the African successes, experiences and best practices for the formulation of the African model of transformation and development. The Fellowship is also one of the mechanisms of “harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth” in conjunction with the assumption by Egypt of the presidency of the African Union in 2019.
The Fellowship was named after the late leader Gamal Abdel Nasser as he is one of the most important leaders of the African continent and one of the most unique leading models. He was nicknamed “Father of Africa”, Nasser is a pure African model, and a political and historical example of transformational leadership. As a leader, he sought to support the African liberation movements and the Third World until they gained independence. He also strongly contributed to the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the first organization to create a clear form of African integration, later known as the African Union.
The African Union’s Agenda, in the 1st item entitled “Voices of the African Peoples”, expressed great appreciation to the Founding Fathers of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) for the successful culmination of liberation movements that eradicated slavery, colonialism and apartheid.
What is the implementing body?
– Ministry of Youth and Sports (African Youth Bureau – Central Administration of the Parliament and Civic Education).
The Academic Partner
– Faculty of African Post Graduates Studies, Cairo University.
What are the objectives of the Fellowship?
– Implement the recommendation of the 2nd Pan African Youth Forum on the Education Sector which is called #1Millionby2021 .
– Transfer of the Egyptian experience in national institution-building.
– Create a new generation of young African transformational leadership whose vision is in line with the orientations of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union, and which is committed to serving the objectives of African unity through integration.
– Hold a meeting of the most influential African leaders at the continental level through the implementation of the necessary training, skills enhancement and application of strategic visions.
What are the target groups?
The Fellowship targets 100 young African executive leaders:
– (50% males, 50% females)
– (Decision-makers in the Government Sector, Executive Leaders in the Private Sector – Civil Society Activists – Heads of National Councils for Youth – Faculty members at Universities – Researchers in Strategic Research Centers – Members of Trade Unions – Journalists and Media Professionals … etc).
What are the target countries?
– Member States of the African Union
What is the timeline of the Fellowship?
– Two weeks (from 8 to 22 June 2019).
Where are the places of implementation?
– Civil Education Center – Zamalek – Cairo – Egypt.
What are the selection criteria?
The applicant must be a non-Egyptian African and non-resident in Egypt.
– Passport valid for 6 months after the end of the Fellowship.
– English speaking proficiency (Speaking, Reading and Writing).
– Experience in field work.
– The applicant shall have the nationality of an African Union country or African Diaspora.
– If you get chosen, an appointment will be set for an interview (via Skype).
– An email will be sent if you get accepted.
1- The Ministry of Youth and Sports shall bear accommodation/subsistence costs of the delegations.
2- The Ministry of Youth and Sports shall bear the costs of the tourism program.
3- The Ministry of Youth and Sports shall bear the costs of internal transfers.
4- The participant shall bear the cost of the international round-trip ticket.
How to apply
Complete the application form below
For more information,please visit http://africa.sis.gov.eg/agenda/nasser-leadership-fellowship/