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Network for Africa’s Transformation

Network for Africa’s Transformation (NeAT) is a Fellowship program that would embark 20 policy leaders and mid-career professionals aged 28-40 years old across sectors each year on a 24 day policy immersion in the African and Latin American continents respectively, over the course of two years.

NeAT aims to offer 20 selected leaders each year from Morocco, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, an opportunity to pioneer connections across sectors and borders. The point of convergence of the cohort would be the common purpose of fulfilling African opportunities of an inclusive growth and realizing the continent’s full potential, through natural resources transformation and economic integration. The composed cohort would embark on a two year Fellowship for policy immersion, combining dialogue with key leaders across sectors, site visits to major government and business centers, cultural experiences, and opportunities for networking and exchange.

The cohort selected in 2016 would join 2 segments of policy immersion programming. The first one would unfold over 12 days in Morocco and Ivory Coast. The second segment would unfold the following year, in a 12 days policy immersion in Latin America. Each policy immersion segment consists of structured group conversations with decision and opinion makers on key development issues and themes, site visits to major government and business centers, briefings from Think Tanks, informal meetings with innovative community leaders, cultural experiences, and opportunities for exchange and networking. By the end of the experience, each NeAT fellow would submit a blog piece on a valuable take away for their community, and would engage in an Alumni agenda.

The Fellowship would focus on 3 key policy topics affecting the continent’s development, through the promotion of South-South cooperation and economic integration, African agriculture transformation and natural resources harness, and human capital development.

The call for applications explaining requirements and selection criteria is not open yet.