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2023 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Followship Program

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The application process is now open for the 2023 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme offered by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships were established in 2011 to identify and mentor the future generation of outstanding African leaders. Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000. 

During their 12-month programmes, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing directly to research and policy design. A special feature of the programme is the opportunity to benefit from the direct mentorship of the heads of the host organisations.


Summary of the scholarship

  • Host Institution(s): Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Study in: UK
  • Number of Scholarships: 3
  • Funding: See "Scholarship value/inclusions" section.
  • Target group: Nationals of African countries
  • Deadline: 21 October 2022.



Host Institution(s)

African Development Bank (AfDB) in Abidjan, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa and the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva.



Number of Scholarships

3 fellowship – 1 at each of the organizations mentioned above.



Target group

Scholarships are awarded to nationals of African countries.



Scholarship value/inclusions

Each Fellowship is for a 12-month period and open to young professionals, mid-career, and new executives, and includes an annual stipend of $100,000.



Eligibility criteria

  • National of an African country
  • Minimum 7 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



Application instructions

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for more information about the Fellowships programme and application process. The deadline is 21 October 2022.



Official links and website

Official Scholarship Website:


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