One Million Leaders Africa

OMLA Fellowship Program

OMLA Fellows are Trained in

  • Leadership for a better future
  • Sustainability
  • Social innovation and social entrepreneurship

Young people who want to be part of the OMLA movement of 1 million young Africans that will guide Africa to a better future by 2030.

Download OMLA Fellowship Information Packet

How We Choose OMLA Fellows

Who have an undying passion to transform Africa – meaning that in everything you do you act with the OMLA core values:

Our One Million Leaders will embody the commitment:
I AM SET to change Africa for our future generations.


You have led a social change project (note: environmental angle also possible)​ – that is for a sustained period, you have:

  • Recognized a social problem in your community.
  • Explored the social problem to understand its root causes and come up with a solution.
  • Developed a team and worked with them to create a plan for solving the problem
  • Created a social project with a solution that birthed meaningful and measurable change in the society. Please understand that a successful social project does not have to be big in terms of size or impact.
  • Has confidence and can mobilize, bond with, and build relationships with young people.
  • Can communicate clearly and engagingly with young people.
  • Has a track record of empowering and inspiring other young people to become leaders themselves.
  • Recruit, train, and mentor (using the OMLA Fellow's Manual) 50 young people in your region for 9 months.
  • Coordinate the social projects to be started and run by these young people, also process and manage mini-grants allocated to the OMLA Stars.
  • Work with other OMLA fellows from across the continent to implement OMLA activities.
  • Can successfully manage multiple projects, prioritizing and paying attention to detail.
  • Be creative, flexible, and open to change.
  • Be comfortable with doing your work online as well: for example, you will have to register your OMLA Stars on the OMLA portal and upload several assignments.
  • Under 40 years of age
  • Based in Africa
  • Fluent in English.
  • Have the habit of reading and be committed to it; should be able to read and give an assessment of at least 3 out of six recommended books within nine (9) months.
  • Have reliable access to a fast and stable internet connection.
  • Able to commit at least one year as an OMLA Fellow (This is not a full-time commitment. You can do this fellowship while you stay on your job).
  • Able to travel. 


Do you have questions, please find in this downloadable attachment, our frequently asked questions.