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World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Programme 2023/2024

The World Bank Group's Africa Fellowship Programme 2023/2024 is now open for young, skilled African nationals in their PhD phase or who've recently graduated. Designed to cultivate talent for roles in development, international institutions, governments, and think tanks, the program offers a 6-month stint at the WBG's Washington D.C. or country offices. Fellows gain a practical understanding of WBG operations and contribute towards the World Bank's poverty elimination goals. Successful applicants receive consultant fees, travel perks, and immerse in knowledge-driven tasks. Application deadline: August 25, 2023.

World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Programme

Amidst the backdrop of an evolving global landscape, the World Bank Group (WBG) proudly announces the commencement of its coveted Africa Fellowship Programme for 2023/2024. This illustrious initiative is not just another fellowship; it stands as a beacon for young, dynamic African intellectuals on the cusp of completing their doctoral studies or those who have freshly emerged from the rigours of their Ph.D. pursuits in domains pertinent to the World Bank’s multifaceted operations.

Program World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2023/2024
Target Audience African Ph.D. students/recent graduates relevant to World Bank’s operations
Location WBG offices in Washington D.C. or country offices
Duration 6 months from January 2024
Benefits Consultant fees, round-trip economy class air travel
Eligibility Recent Ph.D. graduates or last year Ph.D. students, proficient in English, strong analytical skills, under 32 years
Selection Process Two phases – shortlisting & final selection. Hired as short-term consultants
Application Deadline August 25, 2023.

Genesis and Impact

Since its inaugural launch, this fellowship has steadfastly burgeoned in stature, etching a commendable legacy by nurturing an impressive cadre of African prodigies. Their aspirations? To sculpt a promising future in the expansive spheres of development, whether it be within esteemed international institutions, the intricate machinery of African governments, analytical think tanks, or the hallowed halls of academia.

The Fellowship Experience

Once conferred the title of ‘Fellow’, these chosen scholars will embark on a transformative journey, spanning a tenure of six months, either amidst the pulsating heart of global decisions – Washington D.C., or embedded within the lively tapestry of WBG’s on-ground country offices.

Throughout this immersion, fellows are not mere observers. They become intrinsic cogs in the intricate machine of the WBG’s modus operandi. From the genesis of knowledge and its unfettered dissemination, to crafting holistic policies that resonate both globally and within individual nation-states, to fortifying institutions with the sole aim of propagating inclusive growth in nascent economies, these fellows will witness, and contribute to, it all. The twin objectives guiding this odyssey? An unwavering commitment to obliterate poverty and an ambition to augment shared prosperity.

Entitlements and Privileges

On being selected:

Eligibility Criterion

Selection Paradigm

Phase I: A preliminary list of promising candidates, distilled based on their unique specialisations, will be furnished for recruitment across WBG’s diverse units. Subsequent notifications will elucidate their application’s progression and whether they’ve been elevated to the shortlist.

Phase II: Collaborative discussions amongst the various echelons of WBG will culminate in the final ensemble of fellows. Post this meticulous selection, shortlisted intellectuals will be apprised of their status. The pièce de résistance? Upon affirmation of acceptance, they will be ushered in as short-term consultants, with their odyssey commencing in January 2024.

How to Carve Your Legacy

Applications are open until 25th August 2023. Please note, submissions post this temporal threshold will sadly remain unentertained.

Commence Your Application Journey Here

For an in-depth exploration, or to satiate any curiosities, immerse yourself in the comprehensive details here.

Dive in, dear scholars, for the world beckons your expertise, and the World Bank Group provides the launchpad for your aspirations.

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