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African Union Seeks Tech Innovators for 2024 Digital Fellowship

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Unlock Your Potential with the African Union’s Premier Tech Fellowship

Overview

The African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program is a transformative 12-month journey designed to empower the brightest tech minds of Africa.

Fellowship Experience

Selected fellows will:

  • Become ‘resident fellows’ within the African Union headquarters.
  • Collaborate closely with AU units to enhance data management and operations.
  • Design and implement custom tech solutions for sustainable impact.

Benefits

  • Intensive capacity-building training with top African experts.
  • Mentorship from seasoned professionals in the tech industry.
  • Networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
  • Monthly stipends and all-expense-paid trips for professional development.
  • Recognition as an esteemed fellow/alumni upon program completion.

Eligibility

  • African Union member state nationals based in Africa.
  • Under 34 years old at the time of application.
  • Holders of a tertiary education degree or equivalent.
  • Proficient in designing innovative technology products/solutions.
  • Willing to dedicate 12 months and relocate to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Multilingual candidates with proficiency in AU official languages preferred.

Application Process

  • The application deadline is April 28, 2024.
  • Merit-based selection with a focus on technical expertise and innovative potential.

FAQs

Q: What is the aim of the fellowship? A: To deploy tech innovators to improve the African Union’s data management and citizen engagement through digital solutions.

Q: What will I gain from this fellowship? A: Beyond the professional experience, you’ll receive mentorship, networking opportunities, and recognition as an AU innovation fellow.

Q: Who can apply? A: Young African tech talents under 34, with a degree and the drive to create change within the AU’s framework.

Q: Is there a language requirement? A: Proficiency in one of the AU’s official languages is required, with preference given to multilingual applicants.

Q: What is the application deadline? A: Applications must be submitted by April 28, 2024.

For more information and to apply, visit our official fellowship page.