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The Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme 2019

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) with support from UN Women Uganda invites applications from young women leaders for the Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme.

The Akina Mama wa Afrika – African Women’s Leadership Institute was birthed in 1997 and is based on a long-standing model of POT (Personal Mastery, Organizing Skills and Taking Action), a framework that provides a powerful and holistic feminist grounding for African women to define, analyze and articulate their experiences of inequalities and devise solutions for sustained change.

Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme

The Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme is a feminist and transformational leadership programme to be held under the auspices of the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI). The AWLI is a space for catalyzing and nurturing feminist and transformational leaders to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment on the African continent and beyond.

The programme encompasses a mandatory five-day residential training and a one-year mentorship to which applicants should be fully committed. The residential training will be held from the 25th – 30th August 2019, in Kampala, Uganda.

This specific Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme targets dynamic young women in all their diversities including differently abled women, LBQ women and women affected by HIV/AIDS, interested in strengthening their leadership capabilities, feminist analysis and movement building skills that will enable them to effectively mobilize a critical mass of feminist and transformational leaders to transform power relations between women and men by addressing the root causes of gender inequality.

Eligibility

  • Women leaders aged between 18-40,
  • Based in Uganda,
  • Have exemplified leadership in their organizations, communities and or have stood for elective office,
  • Applicants must be enthusiastic about implementing a social action project in their community.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme are encouraged to follow the link below;

Click here to Apply

Applicants are also required to prepare insightful articles (minimum 600 words) on the theme: Advancing Women’s Rights in Uganda to be submitted at the time of application. Articles can focus on the theme from a personal or organisational stand-point and will be developed for publication afterwards.

Deadline: 31st July 2019

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