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Event Start Date: 20-Jun-2024 09:00 AM

Promoting Gender Inclusivity in Trade: Empowering Young Women in the AfCFTA Era

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a monumental step towards economic integration and prosperity across the African continent. However, to fully realize its potential, it is imperative to ensure the active participation of youth and women in its implementation, particularly through the Protocol on Women and Youth. Youth constitute a significant portion of Africa's population and are vital drivers of economic growth and innovation. Their participation in the implementation of the AfCFTA protocol is essential for fostering inclusive and sustainable economic development.  It is with this in mind that YouLead is organizing a series of virtual workshops to raise awareness about the critical roles of youth and women in the protocol's implementation.   REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrcuivqzorGtPvxXazFKbU9ga5mvzAMPtD

Applications Open: 26-Mar-2024 02:00 PM
Applications Close: 05-Apr-2024 11:58 PM
Event Start Date: 14-Apr-2024 12:00 AM

Lead(H)er Fellowship 3rd Cohort

YouLead Africa, Plan International MEESA and the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy are  now calling for applications for the 3rd Cohort of Lead(H)er Fellowship for young women based in Eastern and Southern Africa.  Lead(H)er, which stands for “she is a leader” , is a Fellowship that was conceptualized with the aim of supporting young women in Africa by nurturing their skills, expertise and aspirations in the fields of Politics, Economics/Business and Peace and Security. The aim of the Fellowship is to provide a safe space for Young Women who haven’t been exposed much to regional and international opportunities, while amplifying their impact at local and grassroots levels. In doing so, we believe that young women with a peculiar interest in political participation, economic governance and peace and security will shape their contribution in these fields.  The third cohort is open for young women up to 25 years old and national/resident of the following countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  The Third Cohort of Lead(H)er Fellowship is structured in 5 months, with the first module being held in person, and the second module will be virtual through a blending of online sessions and e-learning/self-paced modalities. These will be complemented by personal assignments, group work and readings to enrich the overall learning experience of the Fellows. To assist the Fellows with their participation, we will be covering the costs for the physical participation and assist with internet packages to facilitate their online engagement and the completion of related assignments.  The following expression of interest serves as an opportunity to identify the Third Cohort of the Lead(H)er Fellowship. To be considered, please note that you should be a national of the eligible countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, and be aged up to 25 years old. Please complete all the sections of this application.  If you are a national of another country, please feel free to submit your expression of interest to be engaged in other activities.    The deadline to apply for the Lead(H)er Fellowship is 5th April 2024    Kindly, read carefully the questions and respond to them accordingly.  Please note that your information will be carefully stored and they won’t be shared with any third parties.  For any question about your data and information, please use the box below.   


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