- Host: Nasser
- Open to: Africans, Asians, Latin Americans
- Target: Youths
- Deadline:16th June, 2021
Applications for the 2021 Naseer International Leadership Fellowship for Young leaders is currently ongoing.
About the Nasser International Leadership Fellowship
The Nasser International Leadership Fellowship for young leaders is seen as complementary to Egypt’s ongoing efforts -following its chairmanship of the African Union for the year 2019- to play its mandated role of strengthening African youth by providing all forms of support, habilitation, and training, as well as empowering them to occupy leadership positions, in order to capitalize on their potential.
President El-Sisi supported this at the World Youth Forum’s second and third editions, held in 2018 and 2019, where he called for the adoption of the African Union’s 2021 plan, which aims to prepare one million young people for leadership positions.
The Nasser International Leadership Fellowship is also one of the frameworks for putting the following into action: Egypt Vision 2030 / Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization’s Ten Principles / Africa Agenda 2063 / Sustainable Development Goals 2030 / South-South Cooperation / African Union Roadmap on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend by Investments in Youth / African Youth Charter
For example, as stated in the 5th Goal of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Fellowship provides equal opportunities to both men and women. The Fellowship also aims to empower young people and provide opportunities for actors from various countries around the world to link and form partnerships on a variety of fields, not only on a continental but also on an international level, as mentioned in the 17th Goal.
In addition to the African continent, the 2nd Nasser International Leadership Fellowship now includes youth leaders from Asia and Latin America. The second cohort will be hosted under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Nasser International Leadership Fellowship/ “Nasser Youth Movement” in several African countries adopted the ideals endorsed by the founding fathers of the Organization of African Unity, calling for unity and cooperation between Africans and brotherly peoples who supported Africa, namely Asian and Latin American peoples, and emerged from the Nasser Leadership Fellowship “Nasser Youth Movement” in several African countries.
In order to be eligible for the Nasser International Leadership Fellowship for young Leaders, candidate must:
- The applicant must be a citizen in the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America
- Passport valid for 6 months after the end of the Fellowship
- English or Arabic (Speaking, Reading and Writing) proficiency or both Languages.
- The applicant must have proven experience in field work
- The applicant must be between the age of 20 and 40
The fellowship covers:
- Local transportation,
- Field visits and meals only.
NOTE: the applicant or his/her organization shall bear the international travel expenses.
Key elements Information Place of implementation Arab Republic of Egypt / Cairo Duration of the Fellowship Two weeks (from 30 May to 16 June 2021) Implementing Body Ministry of Youth and Sports Under the patronage HE Abdel Fatah EL Sisi President of Arab Republic of Egypt Fellowship Objectives
-To popularize Egypt’s long-standing experience in national institution-building
-To create a new generation of young leaders whose vision aligns with the South-South Cooperation.
-To connect the most influential young leaders – at the level of the three continents of Africa, Asia and Latin America – through necessary training, skills enhancement and application of strategic visions.
-The Naseer International Leadership Fellowship targets 100 young executive leaders from the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
-50% males, 50% females 5% disabilities
-Decision-makers in private and Public Sectors / AUYVC Alumni / Civil Society Actors / Heads of National Youth Councils / Members of local Municipalities / Young Politicians -University Teaching staff /Researchers in political and humanitarian fields / Members of Syndicates / Journalists and Media Professionals /Social Entrepreneurs / social Media influencers/students union leaders/diplomates,..etc).
Language Arabic / English
He also strongly contributed to the establishment of organizations that brought together the continents of Asia, Africa and Latin America, namely:-
- The Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization has fought resolutely and steadfastly -since its establishment in 1958- against apartheid and wars in order to achieve peace. It also supported the peoples’ struggle in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
- The Non-Aligned Movement- established in 1961 under the leadership of Presidents Gamal Abdel Nasser / Josip Tito / Jawaharlal Nehru / Ahmed Sukarno- which played an important role in maintaining peace and security in the world. The Movement aimed to abandon the policies resulting from the Cold War between the eastern and western camps, noting that at the time, Cairo hosted the first preparatory meetings, leading to a positive diplomatic outcome on Egypt
- The Organization of African Unity -established in 1963- is the 1st organization to shape African integration, later known as the African Union
- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation was founded after the arson attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969 to establish cooperation between Islamic countries. It is now the second inter-governmental organization in the world after the United Nations in terms of the number of Member States
Nasser Fellowship and the South-South Cooperation Development
The Nasser International Leadership Fellowship, which is one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, is an example of south-south cooperation. It’s worth remembering that the United Nations declared September 12 as “The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation” in 2019.
Among the Objectives of the South-South Cooperation are to;
- Foster the self-reliance of developing countries by enhancing their creative capacity to find solutions to their development problems in keeping with their own aspirations, values and specific needs
- Increase and improve communications among developing countries, leading to a greater awareness of common problems and wider access to available knowledge and experience as well as the creation of new knowledge in tackling development problems
- Strengthen existing technological capacities in the developing countries and promote the transfer of technology and skills that are compatible with the resources and development capacities of developing countries, leading to enhanced individual and collective self-reliance
- Enable developing countries to achieve a greater degree of participation in international economic activities and to expand international cooperation for development.
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