The Acumen Regional Fellows Program is a 1 year, part-time leadership program designed to accelerate the impact of local emerging leaders engaged in social change.
Individuals from East Africa, India, and Pakistan:
- Are you currently leading, or an integral part of building, an initiative that exists to eradicate poverty and/or injustice? Successful candidates are often on of the following trajectories:
- Social Entrepreneur: founders of an organization that provides critical goods/services to the poor (including for profit/non-profit)
- Public Sector Leaders: leveraging the government machinery to create policy changes, partnerships or adoption of new models to tackle poverty
- Community Organizer/Activist: mobilizing communities; creating a different narrative around and/or calling attention to unseen/unheard/marginalized communities or causes
- Intrapreneur: creating innovative solutions to tackle poverty from within existing institutions by shifting institutional culture and creating new collaborations
- Organizational Builder: acting as a strong “# 2”, supporting the growth of poverty-focussed institutions from within, but not as the Founder/CEO
- Are you able to participate in a fully English medium program?
- Are you from IN/PK/EA and do you have a demonstrated commitment to your country/region?
- Have you demonstrated a commitment to poverty alleviation through your career/lifetime?
- Do you have a deep understanding of who you are and what drives you to do this work?
- Are you actively seeking a growth opportunity to take your leadership skills to the next level, not to obtain technical business skills?
- Are you looking forward to being part of – and contributing to – a global Acumen Fellows community?
Acumen Fellows come from diverse backgrounds to disrupt the status quo, they are dissatisfied with current solutions, and they have the skill, the tenacity and the courage to push themselves and to partner with others to make it happen. Over the course of the one-year Fellowship, Fellows engage in deep reflection, challenge their assumptions about the world, and strengthen their moral compass. Through these programs, we are building an empowered global network of leaders eradicating poverty and injustice through the practice of moral leadership. Together you will model the leadership, connection and community required to build a world where everyone can live with dignity.
WHO BECOMES A REGIONAL FELLOW?
- Individuals currently engaged in social change work. Social change work refers to any project, initiative, program or organization that furthers Acumen’s mission to change the way the world tackles poverty. It can take the shape of social enterprise, grant-funded program, government initiative, or socially-focused project within a for-profit corporation.
- Entrepreneurs who started their own organizations or individuals in positions to influence change within within existing organizations. We are looking for people who don’t accept the status quo.
- Individuals who demonstrate a commitment and concrete connection to their region.
- Individuals capable of fully participating in a program conducted in English.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process for this program is very rigorous and highly competitive. Here is a general timeline of the process:
- Applications open: August 1, 2017
- Applications close: September 1, 2017
- Telephone Interviews: September 2017
- In-Person Selection Conference: November 4, 2017
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How to apply
Deadline: September 1, 2017.
The online application consists of:
- Background information
- Short & long answer questions
Application Instructions: For more guidance on how to answer the application questions, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions: For a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers, please click here.