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MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Leadership Empowerment and Development] Fellows Program 2020 for Young African Women Leaders

Application Deadline:Friday 28 February 2020.

Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2020 MiLEAD Fellows Program– to identify Africa’s most promising women leaders. 

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a long-term and paradigm-shifting leadership development program to identify, develop and promote a new generation of young African female leaders to attain and thrive in critical leadership across Africa. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them address issues facing women and girls across communities in Africa.

The MILEAD Program equips Fellows with the world class knowledge, skills, values and support systems they need to succeed as 21st century women leaders. Applications are invited from young African women between 19 – 25 years of age, living in Africa and in the Diaspora.

The MILEAD Fellowship will be awarded to 25 outstanding young women who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession.


To be eligible for the program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in allrequired activities related to MILEAD – beginning with a three-week residential Summer Institute in Ghana; and commit to a community change project.

Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.

Please review program and application guidelines carefully, before completing your application

Please note that this one-year program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may remain full time students or work full time for the program duration, except during the 3–week summer institute.

The 3-week summer institute is an intensive and full-time residential program and all fellows will be required to attend. The rest of the program involves community-based, online and other distance activities.

How to Apply: 

Download the full 2019 Application Package and Forms below. You could also request for applications package via email.

Completed application forms must be submitted along with a CV and two recommendation lettersAll applications and supporting documents must be submitted via email.

The application deadline is: Friday 28 February 2020.

For more information, visit: or Join us or contact the MILEAD Program Coordinator

GHANA: Email:  | Tel:  +233 242 901222

Download MILEAD 2020- Full Application Pack

Download MILEAD 2020- Application Form

Download MILEAD 2020- Recommendation Form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the MILEAD Fellows Program 2020

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