Africa Fellowships

Empowering African Leaders: 2024 Amahoro Fellowship for Forcibly Displaced Persons

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The Amahoro Fellowship program is designed to empower exceptional individuals who have experienced being forcibly displaced persons (FDPs), providing them with the necessary skills and resources to effect transformative change. Over the course of 12 months, the program offers FDP leaders a platform to share and develop their ideas on a global scale, expand their networks, seize various professional opportunities, and come together as a collaborative and impactful cohort. The potential of FDP entrepreneurs and change agents is incredibly inspiring, and as a network of change agents working for good and long-term ecosystems and systemic shifts, Fellows have the power to make a real impact in the world. They can catalyze solutions in Africa and around the world by using their voices, talents, experience, and inventions, promoting cooperation and creation on the scale required for long-term change.

Amahoro’s program is designed expressly to reflect Africa’s socioeconomic situation, with the goal of cultivating the entrepreneurship and leadership skills required for success. It offers customized courses that enable fellows to gain invaluable knowledge, refine their unique skills, and develop innovative strategies to thrive. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in a competitive funding process, where they can secure up to $100,000 each to scale their impact. The ultimate objective of the program is to equip FDPs with the self-sufficiency and resilience to effectively drive social and economic progress.


The Amahoro Fellowship Program stands out by offering a truly transformative experience for young FDP leaders committed to profoundly impacting their communities. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Unleashing the Power of African Leadership: We are committed to investing in the potential of young African leaders who are driven to accelerate positive change. Our program provides a unique platform to nurture their capabilities, unlocking their full potential as entrepreneurs or changemakers.
  • Catalyzing Economic Change through Corporate Collaboration: Recognizing the significant influence of the private sector, we establish strategic partnerships with business leaders, viewing them as essential allies in driving social change for forcibly displaced persons. By combining the strengths of both sectors, our Fellowship Program harnesses business innovation to address the complex challenges faced by displaced individuals.
  • Guiding and Empowering Leadership Journeys: We support forcibly displaced persons throughout their leadership journeys. In addition to providing access to the private sector, funding opportunities of up to $100,000, and connections to esteemed business mentors, we offer comprehensive coaching tailored to the unique circumstances of FDPs. This personalized guidance empowers our fellows to overcome obstacles, enhance their skills, and create a sustainable impact within their communities.


  • Must be above the age of 18 at the time of application and below 35 years old.
  • Individuals who have firsthand experience being forcibly moved.
  • Must hold or occupy a leadership role in a business or social impact initiative. Individuals leveraging their voices and platforms for positive change will also be considered.
  • Interest in being a leader committed to promoting refugee economic inclusion through business or social change.
  • Demonstrated interest and significant progress in entrepreneurship, innovation, or social change; must provide evidence of enterprise or social change activities.
  • Must possess the drive, ambition, and willingness to explore new approaches to solving complex challenges.
  • Able to commit 12 months from October 2023 to October 2024, dedicating 10 to 15 hours per week to virtual workshops and activities.
  • Comfortable communicating and writing in English.
  • Basic proficiency in technology, such as using Microsoft Office tools.

Method of Application:

To apply for the Fellowship Program, click the link provided.


For More Information,

Application Deadline: May 4, 2024.

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