Apply: African Women\’s Public Service Fellowship at NYU

\"Oprah\"

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship is made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation. The initiative aims to expand the opportunity for African women to make an impact in public service in their home countries.

Fellowship recipients will commit to return to their home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges confronting Africa. African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, sponsored by the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, seeks to prepare African women with experience working on issues facing Africa for public service careers in their home countries.

 Eligibility:

  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application,
  • Strong academic record,
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service.

Selection Process:

Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews in mid-to-late February 2017. Those selected as fellowship finalists will be invited for an in-person interview with the Selection Committee in New York City in early April 2017. Those finalists who cannot travel to New York will be able to interview via Skype. This panel of judges will be comprised of representatives from sponsoring organizations, faculty and NYU Wagner alumni.

Value of Fellowship: The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.

Apply here: AWPS Fellowship at NYU

DEADLINE: December 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 thoughts on “Apply: African Women\’s Public Service Fellowship at NYU”

  1. Whaooo! Awesome!. Can’t wait to be given this Golden Opportunity. I am a Social Sector Manager, Mentor and an Advocate for Women and Children. Because, I sincerely believe woman are intuitively very intelligent a girl’s life will be better If educated and given a fair chance to compete. So I have spent over seventeen years(17) of my Life Lobbying and Advocating for Womens Rights and Girl Child Education. I dream to be a Minister of Women Affairs in My Country OR at least a Commissioner for Women Empowerment or something after this program. Please visit…
    http://www.girlmentors. com

  2. Whaooo! Awesome!. Can’t wait to be given this Golden Opportunity. I am a Social Sector Manager, Mentor and an Advocate for Women and Children. Because, I sincerely believe women are intuitively very intelligent a girl’s life will be better If educated and given a fair chance to compete. So I have spent over seventeen years(17) of my Life Lobbying and Advocating for Womens Rights and Girl Child Education. I dream to be a Minister of Women Affairs in My Country OR at least a Commissioner for Women Empowerment or something after this program.
    I am a college Graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University.(B. A Hons, English Language. Class of 1997). I have a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Management (CEM 18) and another in Social Sector Management (SSM 6)both from the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan-Atlantic University.
    I am also a Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senator. Live Member with Senate #73839. www. jci.cc. See how young people are actively and positively changing the world…
    I have a valid US Visa and would be available to travel on request.
    I Love to travel, network, collaborate and leverage because I believe earth’s greatest treasures lies in human personality. And service to humanity is the best work of life.
    Please visit…
    http://www.girlmentors. com

  3. Hi, it’s so interesting and a pressure knowing that African young girls are remembered somewhere by someone, thank you so much.

  4. İts good move, but i think it should involve the freshers women OR ladies from University
    The situation of the course not stipulated

    Thanks for all the other developments which make it Student friendly in case öne iş picked

  5. Hassanatu Hawanatu Hassan

    What a great opportunity for empowering African women like us in achieving our goals as learders in our society .

  6. Women empowerment is a must especially for us African women. This is a perfect opportunity and i feel inspired already. Thanks and hope to hearing from you

  7. Purity Wawira Njagi

    I hereby wish to attend the women conference in 2017,I meet all qualifications.That is a noble calling.
    Regards

  8. This will help African women especially we the young generation to improve on our academics thus helping the entire world

  9. Catherine Nyambura Kamau

    Hope this opportunity wont pass me. Iam Catherine Nyambura Kamau. 34 of age. Having passed through gender based violence at a very tender age of 16, I purposed to live for girls and women. To fight their fights as I advocate for their rights. I am a trained paralegal and currently doing voluntary community mobilization and sensitization. Will be grateful to have this opportunity. Thanks in advance.

  10. Marian Clara Adeaba

    I can’t say I’m thrilled about this opportunity. I always sign up for such programs and I’m always denied, I don’t know the criteria for selection and how one is expected to to fill out the forms provided.
    What I will say is whether I’m chosen or not, I am doing what I love and that is helping humanity in any possible way I can.
    I just hope that Irene Afful who is suffering from elephantiasis and neglect will get all the help that she needs to get treatment and be able to go back to school.
    How can a 16 year old suffer for so long.As if that is not enough,she doesn’t know her parents.
    I don’t want to be Selected but I want help for Irene Afful,I a want home which is conducive for her to get the treatment she deserves.
    Thank you

  11. Teclah Nafula SImiyu

    Wow! This is a great idea that I believe will empower African women to take up leadership positions in their countries and the world at large.Will be glad to be part of the transformation.

  12. Teclah Nafula SImiyu

    Wow! This is a great idea that will empower African women to take up leadership position in their countries and the world at large. I would be glad to be part of of the transformation.

  13. What a great an opportunity not to miss!
    My dream is to become a president in my country Uganda or a leader where my influence will impact on girl child and make a difference!
    Let the interview decide,Iam ready to unlease my hidden long ago potentials which has never got a chance for hearing!

  14. Pingback: African Women’s Public Service Fellowship | Diaspora Interlink Blog

  15. It will be a great pleasure to be a part of this great perspective. I am a medical practitioner and a public health consultant committed to health development in NIGERIA. I have bias for maternal and child health (MCH) and gender issues. I strongly advocate for multi sectoral approach in addressing the big challenge of high maternal death in my country. Thank you Oprah Winfrey for your noble work especially in the area of woman empowerment.

    Dr Jane Ezeonu.

  16. siama mohammed asuman

    I can’t wait to be given this opportunity to represent women in the biggest slum in Kenya(kibera slums)

  17. I’m highly interested in this wonderful women empowerment program, please keep me inform.
    Hope to hear from you.

  18. Gabriella Zaro-Ray

    Wow this is a perfect initiative to develop women and my dream and aspiration has always been to help women and girl child in my country
    Will be honoured to be a part

  19. helo i seem to love this initiative and am so much interested because this is for me. in africa their seem to be alot of issues chalenges when its come to women leaders and i have been pushing an dfighting for women to be involve in leadership and governance. when their is women in the scheme of things that concern africa as a continent its shouldnt be left alone for the men. so women should stand up and get involve in good leadership that wil improve and take the african continent forward. this is it.

  20. helo i seem to love this initiative and am so much interested because this is for me. in africa their seem to be alot of issues chalenges when its come to women leaders and i have been pushing an dfighting for women to be involve in leadership and governance. when their is women in the scheme of things that concern africa as a continent its shouldnt be left alone for the men. so women should stand up and get involve in good leadership that wil improve and take the african continent forward. this is it. WOMEN ARE BORN TO MAKE GREAT DECISIONS THAT WIL GAG UP THE POLITY FOR THE BETTER. WE ARE NOT JUST MEANT TO BE IN THE KITCHEN. WE ARE LEADERS

  21. am interested in this initiative. it one of a kind and its coming at a time when women are very much ready to come out from their hiding places. we are women leaders. how can i apply?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.