Apply:The Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program 

The Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program will inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from across Africa, through a core set of shared values and leadership skills, to help build a new generation of active African citizens and positive role models prepared to create tangible solutions to the challenges in their communities, countries, and continent.

The Obama Foundation seeks to identify a group of emerging African leaders from all sectors — government, civil society, and the private sector — who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good. The objective of the program is to build a growing network of innovative and ethical changemakers, who seek to drive positive change in their communities. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated potential for impact, a clear commitment to integrity, and a commitment to stay engaged with the Obama Foundation throughout the year and beyond.  We are interested in talented individuals who are on the right trajectory at earlier stages of their journey, as well as those who have already attained success.

The inaugural class of the Leaders Africa Program will convene in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 14 through July 18, 2018, as well as participate in robust online activities throughout the year. The Obama Foundation will cover costs related to economy class travel, lodging, and meals throughout the July 14-18 portion of the program.

We encourage candidates who meet the criteria below to apply to be a part of the Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program.


Applications should be submitted via the link below, no later than 6:00 PM ET (11:00 PM GMT) on March 25, 2018. Applicants  will be notified of their status via email on a rolling basis beginning on April 27, 2018.


Candidate Criteria

· Citizen of an African country

· Fluent in English (verbal and written)

· Emerging leaders approximately between 24-40 years of age

· Available to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa from July 14 through July 18, 2018

· Civically minded with a track record of impact

· A clear commitment to integrity

· A commitment to stay engaged with the Obama Foundation throughout the year and beyond

· Ability and inclination to positively transform the future of Africa or their community

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Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

4 thoughts on “Apply:The Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Program ”

  1. I’ve been trying to submit my application for the Obama Foundation African leaders. I completed it yesterday, Saturday 24th March and I do not see the submit button any longer.
    Please I don’t know why it’s happening because I still have access to my application page. And it shows that the application will be closed in twenty four hours.


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