Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) with support from UN Women Uganda invites applications from young women leaders for the Young Women in Leadership and Mentorship Programme, a Feminist and Transformational Leadership programme to be held under the auspices of the African Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI).
Application Deadline: 31st July 2019
Eligible Countries: Uganda
To be taken at (country): Uganda
About the Award: This specific Feminist and Transformational Leadership programme targets dynamic young women in all their diversities including differently abled women, LBQ women and women affected by HIV/AIDS, interested in strengthening their leadership capabilities, feminist analysis and movement building skills that will enable them to effectively mobilize a critical mass of feminist and transformational leaders to transform power relations between women and men by addressing the root causes of gender inequality.
Eligibility: Applications are therefore invited from women leaders aged between 18-40 based in Uganda, who have exemplified leadership in their organizations, communities and or have stood for elective office. Applicants must be enthusiastic about implementing a social action project in their community. The residential training will be held from the 25th – 30th August 2019, in Kampala, Uganda.
Number of Awards: 25
Value of Award: Programme is fully-funded for all participants
Duration of Programme: The programme encompasses a mandatory five (5) day residential training and a one-year mentorship to which applicants should be fully committed.
How to Apply: Applicants are also required to prepare insightful articles (minimum 600 words) on the theme: Advancing Women’s Rights in Uganda to be submitted at the time of application. Articles can focus on the theme from a personal or organisational stand-point and will be developed for publication afterwards. We are inviting critical analyses and referenced articles; case studies, opinion pieces; poems; vlogs; video stories; photo essays; cartoons; and more.
An application form is available at this link.