Acumen East Africa Fellowship 2024

Deadline: 4th of February, 2024

Acumen Academy is the world’s social change school. We inspire the globe to generate solutions to poverty and educate committed individuals with business knowledge and skills rooted in community and moral leadership practices.

The East Africa Acumen Fellowship is a rigorous leadership program that brings together a cohort of extraordinary people working on poverty issues and provides them with the knowledge, skills, and community they need to strengthen their leadership and scale their impact in East Africa.

After completing the program, Fellow Candidates join The Foundry, a network of like-minded peers working across industries and regions to build a society founded on dignity. As part of this diverse community committed to sharing ideas and experiences, they gain access to capital, coaching, and continuous learning as part of lifelong accompaniment on their journey to creating social change.


  • The Fellowship looks for “builders” who are working to solve problems of poverty.  Builders* include founders, CEOs, and senior leaders (COO, MD, etc.) at for-profit, nonprofit, or hybrid social enterprises as well as corporate or government sector intrapreneurs. While these titles offer a glimpse of the types of roles Fellows play, what matters most is what you’re building and the track record of your impact.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience and should be able to demonstrate their commitment to solving issues of poverty.
  • Applicants should demonstrate their ability and willingness to give (contributing their knowledge, experiences, networks, and/or ideas) and receive support from the Foundry.
  • Applicants must have a reliable internet connection, be fully available to participate throughout the entirety of the program, and be able to participate in English.

*Women and builders serving Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs) and Crisis Affected Communities (CACs) are encouraged to apply.

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