About the Programme
The African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme is a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC) and UNDP. The Programme seeks to build a new generation of young African women leaders and experts to serve Africa and the world in designing and implementing development programmes in the context of the SDGs and Africa’s Agenda 2063.
The target is to place at least one African Young Woman Fellow from each African country per year in an assignment with UNDP or another UN organisation. During the first phase of the programme, the young women fellows will gain valuable work experience from assignments with UNDP country, regional or headquarters offices in Africa, Asia and Europe and CIS in areas related to among others partnerships and innovation for acceleration of the SDGs.
The Programme modality, general terms of reference and criteria for selection have been developed jointly by UNDP in partnership with AUC department of Human Resources Youth Division. It is administered jointly by RBA and OHR. The first phase of the Programme is funded by UNDP Africa and contributes to the Regional Programme objective to enhance technical capacities to implement the SDGs and Agenda 2063 while building gender responsiveness and resilience as well as the AUC’s One million by 2021 initiative to connect one million youth to opportunities.