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NESG fellowship to equip young leaders with transformational skills


The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in conjunction with LEAP Africa has announced a call for entry for the NESG Bridge Fellowship to inspire and equip young visionary Nigerian leaders, with the requisite skills to carry out policy-oriented research and advocacy for national transformation.
A statement by the group said that the NESG Bridge Fellowship was initiated in the year 2019 to equip a new cadre of young visionary leaders with leadership, research and policy advocacy skills to contribute to policy reform in diverse policy areas.
The bridge fellowship, according to the statement, is a merit-based fellowship jointly designed and administered by the NESG and LEAP Africa, a youth-focused leadership development non-profit organisation.

The NESG said the programme would admit 30 mid-level professionals between the ages 22 and 35, who have demonstrated interest in research, public policy, community development, social work, business and/or social entrepreneurship.
These professionals, the statement said, would be drawn from the academia, private and public development sectors and across the six geopolitical zones.
“They would go through a stringent selection process with two levels of review, where the review panelists will assess their applications, CVs and essays writing.
“Selected participants would go through a rigorous and engaging capacity development process where they will contribute to knowledge and policy at the National level.
“The selected bridge fellows will be matched to the policy commissions of the NESG to function in the areas of policy, research and leadership and will also be required to carry out a social change project,” it added.


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