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    The Obama Foundation seeks to identify a group of emerging African leaders from all sectors — government, civil society, and the private sector — who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good.

    We are interested in talented individuals who are on the right trajectory at earlier stages of their journey, as well as those who have already attained success.

    The inaugural class of the *Leaders Africa Program* will convene in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 14 through July 18, 2018, as well as participate in robust online activities throughout the year.

    The Obama Foundation will cover costs related to economy class travel, lodging, and meals throughout the July 14-18 portion of the program.

    *Applications should be submitted via the link below, no later than 6:00 PM ET (11:00 PM GMT) by March 25, 2018.*


    *Candidate Criteria*

    Citizen of an African country
    Fluent in English (verbal and written)
    Emerging leaders from all sectors approximately between 24-40 years of age
    Available to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa from July 14 through July 18, 2018
    Civically minded with a track record of impact
    A clear commitment to integrity
    A commitment to stay engaged with the Obama Foundation throughout the year and beyond
    Ability and inclination to positively transform the future of Africa or their community

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