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2022 Women for the Environment (WE) Africa’s Leadership Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 29, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on August 14, 2021
Women for the Environment (WE) logo
Women for the Environment (WE) logo

Applications are now open for the 2022 Women for the Environment (WE) Africa’s Leadership Program.

WE Africa has identified five pillars that form the foundation of the WE Africa leadership experience:
• Personal Leadership Growth;
• Wellbeing and Wellness;
• Relationships of Collaboration and Peacebuilding;
• Innovation and Inspiration;
• Strategic Influence to Scale Impact.

> Membership in a community of passionate, experienced African women who are some of the most senior leaders in the environmental sector today;
> Access to twelve months of 1:1 leadership coaching;
> An opportunity to create a new leadership vision for yourself and to pursue personalized leadership development activities to realize that vision;
> Monthly online sessions designed to fit around and complement your work;
> Two in-person retreats for intensive community-building and personal and collective growth.

Utilize This Offer

The WE Africa year long transformative leadership journey is for women who meet the following criteria:
1. African nationals, current citizens of a country in Africa, or those who have had permanent residency in Africa for a minimum of 15 years;
2. A minimum of 15 years of experience working in the environmental space in government, NGO, or private sector in Africa;
3. At least 5 years serving in a senior leadership role;
4. A commitment to investing in your personal growth and participation for the full 12-month program;
5. A record of mentorship and desire to support future environmental leaders;
6. Access to reliable internet;
7. Able to speak and understand English conversationally;
8. A commitment to:
a) contribute USD $500 toward the cost of the course to secure your place; and
b) cover your travel costs to two in-person retreats for an estimated $1,500.
Together your contribution represents approximately 15% of the course value.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, 15 August by midnight East Africa Time.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 29
Jul 29

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Jul 30
Jul 30

Thanks, Ana.