ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program 2021 For Aspiring Female Lawmakers in Nigeria

ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program
Key details
  • Host: ElectHer Academy
  • Host country: Nigeria
  • Open to: Nigerians
  • Target: Women
  • Deadline: 11th June, 2021

Application for the 2021 ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program for Aspiring female Lawmakers in Nigeria is currently ongoing.

About the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program
ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program

ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program — A six-month intensive legislative and leadership development program for aspiring female legislators between the ages of 25 and 45.

Designed for working professionals with a strong interest in politics who want to seek for a position in Nigeria’s federal or state legislatures.

ElectHER invites applications for the 1st Cohort of the ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program, as part of our mandate to construct a multidimensional empowerment model of capacity building that will equip women with the necessary skills and knowledge to run for elected office (EFLP).

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The ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program is a flagship program of ElectHER Academy, and it aims to address the reduction in female leaders by training a new generation of female legislators who are committed to challenging the status quo.

The programs goal is to find, equip, and enable women working in a variety of fields to run for legislative offices. EFLP is a five-month intensive legislative and leadership development program for female legislators.

The fellowship is aimed at professionals with a strong interest in politics who want to vie for a legislative position in Nigeria’s federal or state legislatures.

For this initial cohort, 30 extraordinary women between the ages of 25 and 45 will be shortlisted to run for a parliamentary seat in the 2023 elections, either at the state or federal level. Fellows will receive the necessary skills, resources, and space to develop new ideas, accelerate their impact, brainstorm electoral plans for 2023, and acquire increased access to human, social, and financial capital.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Nigerians resident in Nigeria
  • Must be running for office at either Federal or State assemblies’ levels in 2023. May have ran for office previously at the Federal or State assemblies.
  • Demonstrated interest in government, politics and/or public affairs. Previously/ currently working in government within a technical capacity, or in government consulting.
  • Must have a clear engagement strategy for the 2023 elections and have reasonable social capital within the political space

Over the five-month period, fellows will have access to:

  • Virtual learning sessions consisting of lectures, online seminars, discussions, workshops, informal networking, masterclasses and guest spotlight interactive sessions with key leaders and lawmakers in Nigeria and across the world.
  • A one-week residency in Abuja to gain practical knowledge and engage key stakeholders. • An opportunity to execute and fundraise for a constituency project.
  • Consultancy work placement The fellowship is intensive, highly participatory and interactive, providing a supportive learning environment, skill building, legislative depth and for exchange of best practices and experiences.

At the end of the programme and upon successful completion, fellows would have achieved;

  1. Stronger personal brand as one of the promising female politicians to watch out for in the 2023 elections.
  2. Intensive training on policy design and analysis
  3. A robust and in-depth understanding of the legislature and principles of lawmaking.
  4. Access to a community support network locally and internationally.
  5. Access to campaign funding opportunities.

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Application Procedure

All intending fellows must fill an application form to be considered for the programme on or before Friday, June 11th 2021. Please get the following documents ready, as you will be required to attach with your application.

  • An updated CV.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • past or current political officeholders.
  • Letters should be written by someone who can attest to your professional abilities, character, and suitability for this program

Interested candidates can click on the button below to apply:

NOTE: this five-month program is not a full-time fellowship. Selected candidates may work full time through the program duration, except during the 1–week residential learning and engagement mission.

For more information visit the official website of ElectHER Future Lawmakers Program

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