Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) with support from UNWomen Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO) invites applications from African women leaders for the 2019 Feminist and Transformational Leadership Development Programme to be held under the auspices of the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI,) which 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.
This specific institute is inspired by the adoption of Agenda 2030 commonly referred to as Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 of the African Union, and therefore seeks to catalyze a cohort of feminist and transformational leaders who are able to analyze discrimination against women and girls from a feminist perspective and get seized with the courage to dismantle structures and systems that have for long hindered women’s advancement.
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, Organising Skills and Taking Action), a framework that provides a powerful and holistic feminist grounding for African women to define, analyse and articulate their experiences of inequalities and devise solutions for sustained change.
The leadership development programme will be awarded to 25 women leaders, who have exemplified leadership in their organisations, communities and or have stood for elective office. Eligible candidates are African women between the ages of 25-40 years, based in Eastern and Southern Africa, who are able to participate in all activities- beginning with a residential institute scheduled to be held from the 25th- 29th of March 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya and commit to a one year peer mentorship programme.
The deadline for submission of the application is Thursday, 28th of February, 2019