Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program

The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa has issued a call for applications for its 2011 Moremi Leadership Empowerment and Development (MILEAD) Fellows Program.

The MILEAD Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to identify, develop and promote emerging young African Women leaders to attain and succeed in leadership in their community and Africa as a whole. The program targets dynamic young women interested in developing transformational leadership skills that help them tackle issues affecting women in their communities and society as a whole. Applications are welcome from young African women living in Africa and the Diaspora.

MILEAD fellowship awards will be made to 25 young women with exceptional qualities who have exhibited leadership potential in their community, organization, and/or profession. To be eligible for the one-year program, an applicant must be African, living on the continent or in the Diaspora; agree to participate in all required activities related to MILEAD including a three-week residential Summer Institute in August; and commit to a community leadership service project. Applicant must be between 19 – 25 years of age. Specific requirements of the program and related dates are outlined in the application package.

Please note that this 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.

The deadline for completed MILEAD Fellows applications to be submitted for review is March 30, 2011.

For more information, visit this link.


  1. joyce wanjira says:

    hi am from Nairobi Kenya I work as field assistant with a research institute but I have a higher diploma in psychological counselling.I was brought up in the same slum community I work in and the conditions of living for slum dwellers are still the same despite efforts by NGOs and other humanitarian organisation to assist the people. This is mostly due to poor and ineffective leadership. I think this program would be very useful in rising leaders who are interested in improving the livelihoods of the people in their communities.

  2. janet arthur says:

    I am woman of 37 years of age and a leader of a young women group and I will like to participate in this wonderfull programme to enable me leran more for my group. please can you do something about the age and allow some of us to be part of the programme or we can come as other invited guests. Thank you.

  3. caroline muthoni says:

    i believe empower a woman, and the whole nation will benefit.
    all the best

  4. Martina Azure says:

    Am an applicant from Ghana, How do I save the page and login again the next time am filling the form? I have been trying for sometime now!!!

  5. Josehine yatta says:

    I am a finally year social work student at Njala University Sierra Leone West Africa.I would please like to know about this programme.

  6. Janeth Mushi says:

    Im a young journalist here ata Tanzania,In Arusha and i would like to join in this program,therefore i would like to know it more,how can i get more briefing?

  7. why are you targeting 19-25 years. i think it should be given up to 30 years since the age bracket you are looking for in africa may be in secondary school or first degree with no time as compared to

  8. Gorgeous S. Chinkonono says:

    This program is good, it will really change people’s lives, especially women. I will love to join it, the problem is my school schedule. In Botswana we start our academic year on August so the program will intefer with our school work during 3 week summer institute.

  9. bokamoso masilo says:

    this is a very interesting offer but unfortunately the programme myt disturb our studies here in bots as it seems we hav to leave school for a year to pursue it, please clarify the conditions and the operation of the programme.. thank you in advance

  10. leen kavulavu says:

    l am a postgraduate student,in kenya and l am afraid that if l apply will it affect my studies

  11. Ageism here! Sure age should not be a yard stick for changing people’s lives or make a difference in the community we live in. do something about this age limit please

  12. Rebecca Nakanwagi says:

    Dear Sir,/Madam

    This is to introduce to you our Organization Rubaga Division Disabled Association, a disabled peoples organization registered with Kampala City Council as a disabled women’s organization. It was founded by disabled women themselves in 2006 to address three major challenges affecting women with disabilities in Rubaga Division. The challenges are:
    – violation of human rights
    – communicable diseases
    – and unemployment among women with disabilities.

    This organization has a membership of three types of disabilities i.e. deaf, blind and people with physical disability.

    We are seeking partnership with you to help us address those challenges in our community so as to enjoy our full rights and dignities in our society.

    we will be very grateful if our request is honoured.

    My kind regards

    Rebecca Nakanwagi

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  14. JOHN MASUWA says:

    Kindly allow our Organization to participate in your programs we are people living with HIV/AIDS,33 women and only 12 men with OVCs.

    John Masuwa

  15. I’m Nassiratou i’m from Niger and i hope that with your help i’ll try to improve women’s life in my country

  16. R.P. Herath says:

    Ranjith Premadasa
    from Sri Lanka.
    Sri Lankan met so many troubles with flood and falling mountains to the road, please help to help under troubling to this nation.

  17. Sarah Lochodo says:

    I am interested in this fellowship because i am a grass root leader.Kindly adjust age limits.

  18. Fatuma Jama says:

    I am working with Save the Children INGO, as HR person and also focal person for Gender/women forum. I woud like to know more about this programme.