YouLead Africa Lead(H)er Fellowship Program 2024 for Young Eastern and Southern African Women


Application Deadline: 5th April 2024 

Applications are now open for the Lead(H)er Fellowship Program Cohort 3. YouLead Africa, Plan International MEESA and the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy are  now calling for applications for the 3rd Cohort of Lead(H)er Fellowship for young women based in Eastern and Southern Africa.  Lead(H)er, which stands for “she is a leader” , is a Fellowship that was conceptualized with the aim of supporting young women in Africa by nurturing their skills, expertise and aspirations in the fields of Politics, Economics/Business and Peace and Security. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide a safe space for Young Women who haven’t been exposed much to regional and international opportunities, while amplifying their impact at local and grassroots levels.


  • The third cohort is open for young women up to 25 years old and national/resident of the following countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • The Third Cohort of Lead(H)er Fellowship is structured in 5 months, with the first module being held in person, and the second module will be virtual through a blending of online sessions and e-learning/self-paced modalities.
  • These will be complemented by personal assignments, group work and readings to enrich the overall learning experience of the Fellows. Benefits

    To assist the Fellows with their participation, YouLead Africa Lead(H)er Fellowship will be covering the costs for the physical participation and assist with internet packages to facilitate their online engagement and the completion of related assignments. 

    Application Procedure:
    The following expression of interest serves as an opportunity to identify the Third Cohort of the Lead(H)er Fellowship.

    To be considered, please note that you should be a national of the eligible countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, and be aged up to 25 years old.

  • Please complete all the sections of this application.  If you are a national of another country, please feel free to submit your expression of interest to be engaged in other activities. 
  • The deadline to apply for the Lead(H)er Fellowship is 5th April 2024    K
  • indly, read carefully the questions and respond to them accordingly.  Please note that your information will be carefully stored and they won’t be shared with any third parties.  

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YouLead Africa Lead(H)er Fellowship

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