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ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme For Aspiring Female Lawmakers.

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ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme For Aspiring Female Lawmakers.

A first of its kind intensive six months legislative and leadership development programme for aspiring female lawmakers, between the ages of 25 – 45 years. Targeted at working professionals who have a strong interest in politics and aspire to run for lawmaking office at the federal or state assemblies across Nigeria.

ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme is a flagship programme of ElectHER Academy which seeks to address the decline in female leaders and to raise a new generation of female lawmakers who are resolute in their pursuit of changing the statuesque. This fellowship is aimed at identifying, equipping and enabling women working in different sectors to run for law making office positions.

Over the five-month period, fellows will have access to:
• Virtual learning sessions consisting of lectures, online seminars, discussions, workshops, informal networking, masterclasses and guest spotlight interactive sessions with key leaders and lawmakers in Nigeria and across the world.
• A one-week residency in Abuja to gain practical knowledge and engage key stakeholders.
• An opportunity to execute and fundraise for a constituency project.
• Consultancy work placement
The fellowship is intensive, highly participatory and interactive, providing a supportive learning environment, skill building, legislative depth and for exchange of best practices and experiences. At the end of the programme and upon successful completion, fellows would have achieved;

  1. Stronger personal brand as one of the promising female politicians to watch out for in the 2023 elections.
  2. Intensive training on policy design and analysis
  3. A robust and in-depth understanding of the legislature and principles of lawmaking.
  4. Access to a community support network locally and internationally.
  5. Access to campaign funding opportunities

Selections of fellows
Fully completed applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview with the Committee.

Application criteria:
i. Nigerians resident in Nigeria
ii. Must be running for office at either Federal or State assemblies’ levels in 2023. May have ran for office previously at the Federal or State assemblies.
iii. Demonstrated interest in government, politics and/or public affairs. Previously/ currently working in government within a technical capacity, or in government consulting.
iv. Must have a clear engagement strategy for the 2023 elections and have reasonable social capital within the political space
v. MUST BE SERIOUS ABOUT CONTESTING AND WINNING ELECTIONS IN 2023!

How to Apply
– All intending fellows must fill an application form to be considered for the programme on or before Friday, June 11th 2021.
– Please get the following documents ready, as you will be required to attach with your application.

  1. An updated CV.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a past or current political office holders. Letters
    should be written by someone who can attest to your professional abilities,
    character and suitability for this programme

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Programme 2021

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

DOT Kenya seeks to engage  30 young vibrant leaders from different parts of the country, who are passionate about entrepreneurship and community impact, to be part of our Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship program for a period of 12 months beginning July 1, 2021.

DOT Kenya’s Daring to Shift program is designed to embody DOT’s youth led  mission through incorporating youth voices and building the leadership capacity of outstanding youth within the DOT network and from communities that DOT Kenya  works. The D2S Social Innovators program will provide strategic and specialist  advice to upcoming Social Entrepreneurs and help them to establish impactful businesses  within their communities.

Objective

The D2S Social innovators program will provide entrepreneurial training to over 90  young men and women across Kenya in a period of 3 years. Every year, the program  will seek to support 30 young people to start and launch impactful enterprises within their communities.

Qualifications and Required Skills

The aspiring Social Innovator is expected to have the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement 

  • Be a Woman aged between 19-35 Years Old
  • From the following regions: Nairobi and its environs, Central, Western Kenya and Kisumu, Rift Valley and Coastal Region
  • MUST have a BUSINESS IDEA that can impact the community
  • Availability for the next one year

Necessary

  • Be self-motivated,
  • Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and works well with others;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, speak local language proficiently or with full fluency;
  • Ability to work efficiently and promptly with team members and stakeholders
  • Comfort with  using  email email/GoogleHangout/ Skype/ SMS/instant messaging as a primary means of communication is a must –
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Have access to a smartphone or a computer.

Benefits

  • Access to Entrepreneurial training from ideation to launch
  • Acceleration Program
  • Business Coaching
  • Seed funding

Interested candidates can apply by filling the form provided.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DOT Kenya Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program 2021

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