The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in conjunction with LEAP Africa is pleased to announce a call for application for the NESG Bridge Fellowship. The NESG Bridge Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship jointly designed and administered by the NESG, a private sector Think-Tank and Policy Advocacy Group, and LEAP Africa, one of the foremost youth-focused leadership development non-profit organization in Nigeria.
The NESG Bridge Fellowship was initiated in the year 2019 by the Board of Directors to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25) with the goal to equip a new cadre of young visionary leaders with leadership, research and policy advocacy skills to contribute to policy reform in diverse policy areas.
The Bridge Fellowship Programme will admit 30 mid-level professionals between the ages 22 to 35 who have demonstrated interest in research, public policy, community development, social work, business and/or social entrepreneurship. These professionals would be drawn from the academia, private, and public development sectors and across the six (6) geopolitical zones in Nigeria. They would go through a stringent selection process with 2 levels of review where the review panelists will assess their applications, CVs and Essays written.
The NESG Bridge Fellowship is designed to inspire and equip a new generation of young visionary Nigerian leaders, with requisite skills to carry out policy-oriented research and advocacy for national transformation. Selected participants would go through a rigorous and engaging capacity development process where they will contribute to knowledge and policy at the National level. The selected Bridge Fellows will be matched to the Policy Commissions of the NESG to function in the areas of Policy, Research and Leadership and will also be required to carry out a social change project
The NESG Bridge Fellowship is open to all young Nigerians who meet the following criteria:
Application and Selection Process
Participants would be required to submit
Applicants will be shortlisted based on the strength of their application including:
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) is a non-profit, non-partisan private sector organisation with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian economy into an open, private sector-led globally competitive economy. It was established in 1996 by a group of passionate and concerned private sector leaders as a platform for bringing together private sector leaders and senior public sector officials to discuss and dialogue on the future of the Nigerian Economy.
Over the years, the NESG has achieved significant progress in the areas of research outputs, execution of programmes, seminars, conferences and workshops aimed at facilitating the formulation and implementation of social and economic reform programmes for the growth and transformation of the Nigerian economy. The NESG has emerged as the most notable platform for public-private dialogue in Nigeria, and has also established an excellent working relationship with the Government of Nigeria, the public sector, private sector, and other stakeholders.
LEAP Africa is a youth-focused non-profit leadership development organization that is raising leaders to transform Africa. Over the past 18 years, LEAP Africa has been involved in developing and facilitating programmes centred around business leadership, institutional strengthening, entrepreneurship, youth leadership and employment. LEAP Africa provides experiential training design to meet the needs of primary and secondary beneficiaries with a strong emphasis on values-based leadership.