The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in conjunction with LEAP Africa is pleased to announce a call for application for the NESG Bridge Fellowship.
A statement by NESG said the 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 organisation in Nigeria.
The statement also stated that the 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 statement further remarked that the Fellowship programme would 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.
According to the statement: “The professionals would be drawn from the academia, private, and public development sectors and across the six 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, curriculum vitae and written Essays.
“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.”