Africa SDGs Mentorship Programme 2024

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AIIDEV Africa is pleased to introduce the 2024 cohort of the Africa SDGs Mentorship Programme, a seven-month unique fellowship that seeks to provide mentorship to young African professionals to enable them to become champions of sustainable development in their respective countries.

The goal of the Africa SDGs Mentorship Programme is to equip young African professionals to become champions of sustainable development in their respective countries. The programme is in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to empower the next generation of African leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to drive sustainable development across the continent.

The Africa SDGs Mentorship Programme aims to address the gap in mentorship opportunities for young professionals in Africa, particularly those who are passionate about sustainable development. The Mentorship programme is justified by the need to build the capacity of young professionals in Africa and provide them with the necessary support to become leaders in their fields. By pairing young professionals with experienced mentors, the fellowship programme will help to address the skills gap and build a new generation of leaders who are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and support needed to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria:

To participate in this programme, please note the following criteria before proceeding with your application:

  1. Applicants must be citizens of any African country between 25 and 40 years old.
  2. Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field relevant.
  3. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of professional work experience in a field related to sustainable development or a demonstrated commitment to working towards the SDGs through volunteer work or personal initiatives.
  4. Applicants must have a genuine interest and passion for sustainable development and a desire to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in Africa.
  5. Fellows should demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to making a positive impact in their respective countries and communities.
  6. Fellows must be available to actively participate in the seven-month mentorship programme, including attending training sessions, workshops, and mentorship meetings.
  7. Applicants must be committed to fully engaging in the mentorship programme, actively collaborating with their mentors and fellow participants, and completing all required programme activities.
  8. Applicants should have a good command of the English language, as the programme will be conducted in English.
  9. Applicants should have access to a reliable internet connection and necessary technology devices to fully participate in virtual activities and meetings.

Opportunities and Benefits to Participants:

The following opportunities and benefits will be available to participants of the SDGs CAP:

  1. Fellows will have access to experienced mentors who can guide and support them in achieving their personal and professional goals.
  2. Fellows will acquire advanced knowledge and skills on the SDGs, ESD, and other concepts of Sustainability.
  3. World Recognition and Certification for outstanding performance and contributions towards the achievement of the SDGs.
  4. Build and connect with a network of like-minded young professionals committed to promoting sustainable development.
  5. Developing practical skills in project management, community engagement, and advocacy.
  6. Building their resumes and enhancing their career prospects.

NOTE: We encourage you to complete and submit this form before the deadline – 30th April, 2024 (10:00PM GMT +1)


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