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Fully-Funded To Canada: EWB Kumvana Fellowships For African Changemakers 2018

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

The Kumvana Program gives to its Fellows an opportunity to network and foster collaborations with Canadian professionals and extraordinary leaders from other African countries. Additionally, these changemakers will receive new skills, ideas, contacts, motivation and the potential to lead that will help guide their actions toward greater, sector-wide impact.

This program brings together 10-15 dynamic African professionals for leadership development and network building, while enhancing Canadians’ understanding of sub-Saharan Africa’s development realities.

The program includes online learning, regional African retreats, and a 5-week intensive Canadian experience. Following a week of leadership training in Toronto, Fellows are hosted by EWB’s Canadian chapters across the country who connect the Fellows with local leaders and organizations working on similar challenges.

Application Deadline: 11th July 2018

Eligible Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi & Côte D’Ivoire

Type: Fellowship

Value Of Fellowships: The program is costs covered. All costs related to the program are either paid for directly by EWB (airfare, insurance, visas, etc.) or indirectly through a modest daily stipend, which covers basic living expenses (food, local travel) while in Canada.


  • You are a citizen of, and currently working in, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Côte D’Ivoire, Zambia or Malawi
  • You have not previously taken part in a similar fellowship program
  • You are proficient in English
  • You are able to travel to Canada in January/February 2019 for a full-time five-week experience
  • You can commit to an 8-week online course, taking about 3 hours of work per week
  • You are flexible in living conditions (sharing a room with another fellow of the same gender, living with a family, etc.)
  • You have the energy and drive to handle a fast-paced schedule while in Canada

How To Apply: Click Here To Apply


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