2021 Eisenhower Fellowship Africa Program for Regional Leaders Fighting Climate Change

Deadline: March 15, 2021.

Confronting the urgent challenge of climate change, Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) seeks outstanding applicants for its innovative Fall 2021 Africa Program. In the fall of 2016, EF hosted the first regional program in its history dedicated exclusively to Sub-Saharan Africa. From a record pool of more than 800 applicants, EF assembled a diverse group of two dozen visionaries who met with thought leaders in the U.S. and returned home to improve their societies, incorporating the best practices they had learned. A highlight of the program was a visit to the White House hosted by President Barack Obama.


  1. Ascendant midcareer leaders, primarily from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe are invited to propose transformative projects in their respective fields and collaborative solutions to the negative impacts of global warming across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Exceptional leaders from other countries with a track record of working regionally also will be considered.
  3. Ideal candidates, ages 32 to 45, are dynamic doers, working in fields actively confronting the consequences of climate change, including agriculture, housing, public safety, environmental protection, finance, water quality, food security and energy, among others.
  4. EF will select a diverse mix of Fellows based on their track records of effective leadership, their potential for greater influence in their professional fields and their commitment to foster understanding through dialogue. All Eisenhower Fellows pledge a lifelong engagement with EF to advance its mission of creating a world more peaceful, prosperous and just.


The program will combine a mixture of virtual and in-person meetings spread over several weeks this fall, bringing African leaders to the United States for a unique personal and professional experience. 

OFFICIAL LINK: https://www.efworld.org/the-2021-eisenhower-fellowships-africa-program/

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