APPLY NOW!!! AU Digital and
Innovation Fellowship 2021 ( FULLY FUNDED TRIP TO ADDIS
The fellowship program may be a robust fellowship program that identifies and deploys highly competent tech innovators within the African continent to organs within the African Union Headquarters and organs as ‘resident fellows’ to know the system within those organs; identify challenges within the system and propose solutions to those challenges.
The fellows are going to be expected to co-create and build innovative tailor-made products and processes that improve the delivery of the African Union’s mandate especially within the context of excellent governance and citizens engagement. Additionally, the program will seek to facilitate conditions for building the interior capacity of the host African Union organs within the future .
The fellowship program is implemented through the BMZ Commission’s GIZ DataCipation program which supports the African Union and its organs to reinforce its mandate on citizens engagement.
Adopting a series of interventions and mechanisms, the DataCipation provides advisory and implementation support to the African Union to interact African citizens within the implementation of its mandate. during this context, the project is providing support to the African Union to implement a Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
•Be based in Africa and must be a National of an African trade unionist state;
•Be under the age of 34 before the time of application;
Hold a tertiary education degree or its equivalent;
•Have the capacity to collect comprehensive information on complex problems or situations, and therefore the ability to guage and analyze information accurately so as to spot key issues and proffer solutions;
•Have experience and technical know-how in designing innovative technology products/solutions;
•Be available to travel in late October 2021 to participate in an induction workshop during the AfriLabs Annual Gathering in Abuja, Nigeria;
•Be available and willing to dedicate 12 months from November 2021 to September 2022.
•Fellows are going to be required to require an opportunity from current obligations and relocate to Addis Ababa , Ethiopia in November 2021.
•Applicants who speak quite one AU official language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili) are strongly advised to use .
African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship
APPLICATION AND SELECTION
The African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship application is hospitable all eligible applicants and therefore the selection process is totally merit-based.
Stage 1: At the close of the appliance window, all eligible applications are going to be assessed by independent reviewers and 30 top scorers are going to be picked for subsequent stage of the choice process as finalists.
Stage 2: Finalists will undergo rounds of interviews by the AU departments/organs and therefore the best 10 are going to be confirmed as fellows. Selected fellows are going to be mandated to attend the Fellows Induction Workshop at the 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering holding in Abuja Nigeria in October and a virtual pre-deployment training before traveling to Addis Ababa and to be deployed to the AU departments/organs in November.
•Participate in several capacity building training which will be facilitated by top experts from the African innovation ecosystem.
•Receive mentorship support from experienced industry experts drawn from the AfriLabs community.
•Network and enjoy several peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
•Receive monthly stipends throughout the amount of the Fellowship.
•Embark on several all-expense-paid trips to ecosystem events, onboarding/offboarding, study/learning tour, etc.
•Attend a grand graduation ceremony where certificates are going to be awarded to fellows.
•Be recognized as a fellow/alumni of the African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship Program.
•African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship
COMPONENT OF THE TRAINING WORKSHOP
•During the duration of the Fellowship, The fellows are going to be supported through several capacity building training beginning from an Induction Workshop which can be held in late October 2021 at the 2021 AfriLabs Annual Gathering in Abuja, Nigeria.
•Workshop: Before fellows are deployed to the AU departments/organs in Addis Ababa , the fellows will participate during a virtual pre-deployment workshop which will be delivered by experienced tech fellowship experts.
Needs-based Capacity Building
•Training: The fellows will receive a needs-based capacity building training which can be developed to tackle the fellows needs areas which will be identified through a needs assessment of the fellows. The training are going to be delivered by experienced trainers drawn from the AfriLabs network.