Obama Foundation Leaders Africa program for African Leaders 2024

The Obama Foundation Leaders Africa program is now open for applications from exceptional leaders in public, civil society and the private sector who have a clear issue-focus and who can illustrate the impact of their work.

The virtual Leaders Africa program is a six-month, non-residential, virtual leadership journey for 35 emerging leaders from across the continent focused on exploring values-based leadership skills and building deep relationships with fellow cohort members.


  • Organisation: Obama Foundation
  • Program Type: Career Opportunity
  • Program Location: Across Africa
  • Program Duration: 6 months
  • Available Slot: 35
  • Basic Qualifications: Leaders in public, civil and the private sector
  • Nationality: Continent of Africa.

See Also: The OECD Student Internship Programme 2024 [Paid Internship]

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for Obama Foundation Leaders Africa program, applicants must fulfil the requirements listed (below):

  • Applicants must be citizen of an African country or territory OR
  • Permanent resident of an African country or territory OR
  • Have lived in an African country or territory for at least the last 5 years, regardless of citizenship or permanent residence status
  • You will be between 24 and 45 years of age on August 26, 2024
  • You are professionally proficient in spoken and written English

Leaders participate in the following core elements as part of the program:

  • Weekly Virtual Video Calls These live virtual sessions are the primary form of collective engagement. These connections, an average of four times monthly, offer a mix of new content (conversations with experts, introductions to leadership frameworks, skill-building, etc.) and interactive, small-group work in breakout rooms.
  • Monthly Community Groups Leaders work in peer learning groups that encourage deeper relationship-building and peer-learning, and offer opportunities to reflect on case studies of prominent African leaders, or discuss open questions from the group sessions.
  • Individualized Leadership Coaching Each Leader is paired with a coach to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, brainstorm ideas, achieve their development objectives, and unlock their potential.

Also Apply: The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship 2024/2025 for International Students 

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested and eligible applicants for Obama Foundation Leaders Africa program are hereby encouraged to Click the ‘apply here’ button at the official webpage to submit application online.

Application Deadline: February 9, 2024

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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