Fellowships & Scholarships

African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme

Established in 2019, the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme seeks to cultivate a new generation of young African women leaders to serve Africa and the world through the design and implementation of development programmes in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

The Fellowship Programme, a joint initiative between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), aims to advance gender equality by investing in global women leadership.


Candidates must be

- A woman below 30 years of age

- An African national

- Holder of a master's degree

- Ready for a 12-month deployment outside of your home country