Deadline: 6th November 2022
Apply now for the Africa Matter Ambassador Program (AMAP) 2023 to become your community’s next change-maker. AMI will provide data to successful applicants to attend the online sessions and seed funding to assist with the execution of community engagement projects. However, if the cost of a project exceeds the amount of seed funding, the program participant required to fundraise the remaining amount. Tips and advice on fundraising will be shared during the program.
The Africa Matter Ambassador Program (AMAP) a one-year blended-learning African leadership development program that provides 20 successful applicants with critical tools to address the gaps in leadership, accountability and transparency in their communities.
AMAP consists of an online skills development component, a hands-on Community Engagement Project (CEP), cross-continental network building, and mentorship from industry leaders across Africa. With their CEPs, Ambassadors are to identify issues that affect their communities and establish tangible and sustainable solutions to rectify social ills.
During their ambassadorship, each AMAP Ambassador will develop and implement a project that can effectively impact a minimum of 50 people in their border community. Thus, the program’s broader impact will benefit hundreds of community members across sub-Saharan Africa. Through this process, the Africa Matters team coaches and guides the Ambassadors to plan, scale, implement, sustain and advise on monitoring and evaluating their projects.
The Africa Matter Ambassador Program (AMAP) 2023 has three (3) components.
- The first is bi-monthly educational and interactive sessions with facilitators on different topics (e.g. financial literacy, personal development, social entrepreneurship and others.) supplemented with mandatory assignments.
- The second component is mentorship, where each AMAP Ambassador assigned a mentor to assist in their personal and professional development.
- The third component a community engagement project, where each AMAP Ambassador required to identify issues that affect their communities and establish tangible and sustainable solutions to rectify social ills. The CEP is to be carried out by the end of the program.
- After successfully completing the AMAP program, you will join the Alumni Network of AMI Ambassadors and Leaders. As an alum of the program, you can become a mentor to incoming AMAP Ambassadors, Attend and/or co-host AMI-related events and sessions in your country, continue your work with Africa Matters as an AMI Intern; facilitate Africa Matters flagship programs; become an AMAP Application Reviewer and/or Interviewer, attend Future Residential Summit and/or AMI related events (if funding is available) and so much more.
- For the 2023 cohort, 20 young African persons between the ages 17-29 will form part of this program from the following countries: Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Algeria, and South Africa.
- Apply online here
- The online application will close on 6th November 2022 at 23:59 CAT.
- Once applications close, the AMI Team and AMAP Alumni will review the applications and invite successful applicants to an interview in early-January 2023.
- The results of the interviews communicated via email, and selected applicants invited to join the AMAP Cohort in late January 2023.