NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (Innocent Chukwuma) 2022

Innocent Chukwuma NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (ICLTFP) 2022 is now accepting applications.

NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program
NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program

The program began when it was recognized that an NGO leadership transition program was desperately needed to assist sector leaders – civil society and NGO leaders.

Who are those who are thinking about leaving their jobs in order to build a supporting infrastructure?

The program’s main goal is to assist industry leaders in preparing and positioning their NGOs to be sustainable, dynamic, and thriving after they leave.

It would allow both leaders and organizations to effectively complete the transition, so creating opportunities for a new generation of social sector leaders to not only emerge but also to utilize their creative and young energy.

Transitioning leaders would create succession plans for their organizations, consider their own personal transition plans, and conserve their expertise and experience.

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Program Objectives

The objectives of LTFP in Africa are to:

  • Assist in the establishment of supporting infrastructure for leadership succession within the African NGO movement.
  • Encourage the building of leadership spaces for the next generation of African civil society leaders to thrive and flourish.
  • Increase the documenting of African civil society’s leadership experiences/reflections and renewal processes.


  • Stipend: $3,000, which covers one month’s worth of living costs in South Africa.
  • For one month in South Africa, one single furnished bedroom in a studio/one bedroom apartment or a shared unit with other guys is required.
  • For in-person placements at CAPSI, purchase an economy class return airfare from your home nation to South Africa.
  • Fees for visa applications.
  • Health Insurance for Travelers.

Eligibility for the NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program

  • Applicant must be the founder/executive director of an African non-governmental organization (NGO) who is ‘actively’ trying to move away from their NGO/CSO;
  • Obtain board clearance to take a vacation from work from March to May 2022;
  • Be at least forty (40) years old;
  • Have at least ten (10) years of senior leadership experience;
  • Be a salaried full-time employee of the NGO;
  • Be in good health, as determined by a skilled medical doctor.

Application for NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program

The following items must be included in your application:

Electronic application forms that have been completed

  • copy of your current international passport (must be valid for six months from March 2022)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of reference (one from the NGO Board Chair confirming that the board is aware of the applicant’s participation in the fellowship and endorses it) are required.
  • 3-5 page personal statement (double spaced, 12pt font, one-inch margins) that covers, but is not limited to, the applicant’s motivation for applying for the fellowship and projected fellowship goals.

To apply: click here
For more information, visit this page.
Deadline: November 15, 2021

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