Emerging African Leaders Program

ELP

“Nurturing leaders for positive social change”

2019 Call for Application

The Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics, Inc. (CSAAEINC)U.S.A., is now accepting applications from Nigerian youths interested in our Emerging African Leaders Program (ELP)

  • In 2013, we launched ELP to respond to Africa’s failure of leadership. The 3-year program is designed to channel young people into activities that develop leaders of character; cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship; promote good governance, transparency and accountability in government; and encourage mentorship among African youths.
  • The training process includes annual conferences, mid-year leadership portfolio summit, weekly webinars on good governance, transparency, accountability, creative leadership and entrepreneurship, one-on-one mentoring, year-round engagement in social impact projects, leadership building experiences (home and abroad) and scholarships.
  • ELP focuses on emerging state and non-state actors generally considered key to development.
  • Upon completion of ELP, mentors evaluate progress and promote successful ELP graduates to the Centre’s Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL). These effective leaders are supported by CSAAE to run for offices, serve in government, initiate enterprises in areas of market demand and shape public policies. They bear on each other on good governance, mentor emerging leaders and champion social impact projects in Africa.
  • ELP is FREE to successful applicants
  • Click link to learn more about ELP: http://csaaeinc.org/elp

For 2019, we are accepting applications in the following areas:

  • Emerging Political Leaders
  • Emerging Business Leaders
  • Emerging Media Leaders
  • Emerging Judicial Leaders
  • Emerging Religious Leaders

ELIGIBILITY: GENERAL

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a Nigerian citizen
  • Must not only have a phone or tablet that can-do WhatsApp but also must continuously have such phone or tablet and can afford to be online for our weekly online training.
  • Must have the time to be online every Friday from 8 pm – 10 pm for our weekly training.
  • Must be able to travel to any part of Nigeria twice yearly for our Foundation Conferences and Mid-Year Leadership Portfolio Summits. CSAAE provides lodging, meals and transport
  • Must be able to pass CSAAE ethics tests.
  • Must be committed to the common good of Nigeria and Africa.

Eligibility for specific areas:

Emerging Political Leaders:

  • Must not only have a firm interest in running for political office or working in government but also have a clear plan to do so.
  • Must be between 16 – 21 years of age by November 1, 2019
  • Must be in the first or second year of undergraduate studies in a Nigerian tertiary institution
  • Must be able to initiate and manage a community development project that addresses a specific social problem that one cares so much about. The project must be able to grow into a mega social or business enterprise after three years.

Emerging Judicial Leaders:

  • Must not only have a firm interest in becoming a prominent lawyer, judge or activist but also must have clear plan to do so.
  • Must be between 16 – 21 years of age by November 1, 2019
  • Must be in the first or second year of undergraduate law studies in a Nigerian tertiary institution
  • Must be able to initiate and manage a community development project that uses legal tools to address specific social problem that one cares so much about. The project must be able to grow into a mega socio-legal enterprise after three years.

Emerging Religious Leaders:

  • Must not only have a passion for Catholic Social Teaching but also have clear plan to implement it in one’s parish.
  • Must be a Catholic Senior Seminarian in the first year of theological studies.
  • Must be able to initiate and manage a faith-based community development project that addresses specific community problem that one cares so much about. The project must be able to grow into a mega faith-based enterprise after three years.

Emerging Business Leaders/Entrepreneurs:

  • Must not only have a passion for Entrepreneurship but also have clear enterprise or business idea that can spring into a multi-million-naira enterprise in few years.
  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Must not be more than 21 years of age.

Emerging Media Leaders:

  • Must not only have a passion for the media industry but also have clear media enterprise or business idea that can spring into a mega media enterprise in few years.
  • Must be an undergraduate
  • Must not be more than 21 years of age.

Benefits of Joining ELP

  • Need-based scholarship
  • Technical and financial support for social and business enterprises initiated by members
  • A personal mentor, most of whom are based in the U.S.
  • Need-based transportation reimbursement for conferences and summits.
  • Free website and email address.
  • Free accommodation, feeding and transportation for conferences and summits

Please complete application form below

Deadline for application is September 30, 2019. Only selected applicants will be notified.

For any inquiries please contact the ELP Coordinator 08137576147 or email; Elp@csaaeinc.org