Africa Business & Social Change Fellowship


  • Gain experiences in business practices at local African organizations
  • Build local capacity in education, research, data collection & analysis, agriculture, public health, and natural resource management
  • Build your experience in international development
  • Travel to diverse geographical regions in Africa
  • Develop hands-on analytical and managerial experience
  • Write non-profit proposals and project reports
  • Attend professional development seminars
  • Shape young minds by teaching and tutoring in local education programs

Application Process

  • Seeking competitive university graduates (Bachelors, Masters, and PHD/Doctoral) and young professionals
  • Applications reviewed on ‘first-come-first-served’ rolling basis
  • Notification of advancement to round II within 10 business days of receipt of application

2019-2020 Fellowship Applications Closed

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Current Fellows



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Esinam Yevu has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ashesi University. Having studied abroad at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Business School), her interests span the fields of education, health and international relations. Nigeria, Liberia and Sudan are the countries she has had the privilege of working in aside Ghana. Her long-term goal is to channel her skills towards public-private sector initiatives that bring value to communities on the African continent. Esinam is an avid reader who also loves to swim.



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Cara Vetsch received her Bachelor’s Degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA, majoring in both Government and Applied Mathematics. She has worked across a broad variety of sectors, ranging from cybersecurity to women’s empowerment to international development. She has experience in geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, and is competent in a variety of programming languages. Previously, she conducted research on extracting indicators from a large corpus of international development program evaluations, as well as utilizing textual analysis software to analyze media coverage of migrant groups. She has experience working in Kenya, Denmark, and Sudan, and enjoys reading and doing yoga in her free time.



Africa Business and Social Change Fellow

Davelle Heath Jr. has a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a Certificate in Peace, Justice, and Conflict transformation from the University of Louisville. Davelle also has a master’s in Public Health from Morehouse School of Medicine. Davelle is passionate about social justice and social change. He has conducted research with the United States Army, North Carolina Central University, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Davelle has a strong interest in linking the bridge between health and communications through marketing practices. In his free time, Davelle enjoys writing poetry, kickboxing, and binge-watching television shows.

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