YouLead Africa Lead(H)er Fellowship Programme 2024

Deadline: 5th of April, 2024 

The third cohort of the Lead(H)er Fellowship Program is now accepting applications.For young women located in Eastern and Southern Africa, YouLead Africa, Plan International MEESA, and the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy are currently accepting applications for the third cohort of the Lead(H)er Fellowship. Lead(H)er, an acronym for “she is a leader,” is a fellowship that was designed to assist young African women by fostering their knowledge, abilities, and goals in the areas of politics, business, economics, and peace and security. The Fellowship seeks to increase the influence of Young Women at the local and grassroots levels while offering a secure environment for those who have not had much exposure to regional and global possibilities.


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.


  • 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.


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.

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