The MILEAD Fellows Program is paradigm-shifting initiative committed to the long-term leadership development of emerging women leaders selected as Fellows. Participants in the program benefit from a combination of training, experiential learning and mentoring crafted to build knowledge, skills, strengthen networks, and support women’s leadership on critical issues. In addition, the program links determined young women with influential and seasoned African leaders who are committed to inspiring and empowering the next generation. Most importantly, upon graduation, Fellows benefit from life-long solidarity and support through the MILEAD Network and a supportive eco-system.
One of the distinguishing features of the MILEAD program is the deliberate integration of community service to the yearlong training. Every Fellow conceptualizes and implements a community change project that addresses a critical issue of importance in their community. Currently, there are over 100 MiCHANGE projects in operation across the continent- positively impacting thousands of lives.
Program phases inlude
1) Education and training,
2) Mentoring, networking, and professional exchanges, and coaching
3) Support and resource assistance.
The program recruits’ women throughout Africa as well as refugees and immigrants who have settled in the United States. The program recruits’ young women leaders throughout Africa and the Diaspora. The MILEAD programs target three categories of young women and girls: MILEAD Fellows Program for 19-25-year olds; Moremi Initiative Girls Congress for 13 – 18-year olds; and School-based Girls Congress for 9-12-year olds.
Name of Primary Programme
MILEAD Fellows Program
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
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Leadership Development Programme
Region from which participants are selected
African diaspora, Globally, Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, South West Africa, South East Africa, Southern Africa
Telephone Number - alternate
+233 242 901222
Government, Philanthropic, Corporate
African country or countries of programme delivery
The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.