Africa Business & Social Change Fellowship


The Africa Business & Social Change (ABSC) Fellowship is a 12-month global team experience providing virtual/remote support to local African organizations (with earned opportunities for international travel)

Choose from 8 fellowship themes:

  1. Finance, Admin, and HR
  2. Social Media/Marketing
  3. Proposal Writing/Grant Writing
  4. Client Outreach/Contract Management
  5. iCollect – Research, Analysis & Evaluation
  6. iStaff/iTrain – Local Staffing, Recruitment, and Training
  7. iTest –Education Services/Tutoring
  8. iReach – Outreach Programs

Application Requirements

Bachelors, Masters, or PhD degree holders (Mandatory)

Must have a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience after Bachelors, Masters, and PhD– this is a non-negotiable requirement


Choose from to submit your application by any of the 4 cohort deadlines:

  • Cohort 1: 6th March 2020
  • Cohort 2: 13th March 2020
  • Cohort 3: 20th March 2020
  • Cohort 4: 27th March 2020

Full Application Process:

Stage 1: Complete application form by any of the 4 cohort deadlines above
Stage 2: Applicants from each cohort will be shortlisted within 30 days of application submission. Shortlisted applicants interviewed and submit practical skills assessments
Stage 3: Final announcement and confirmation of roles in April/May 2020
Stage 4: Fellowship begins in June/July 2020

Early cohort applications highly welcomed and favorably considered

Application Instructions

Complete the 2020-2021 ABSC Fellowship Application Form:
For questions, email:


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

Christiana Pierre-Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in International Relations from American University. She is passionate about international development within the African continent. Throughout her experience working at diverse international organizations, such as US African Development Foundation, Corporate Council on Africa, and The Whitaker Group, she has gained exposure to the various ways development can be achieved on the continent. Particularly, she is interested in encouraging investment in youth entrepreneurship in Africa, as she believes it can foster innovation, human capital, and long term growth for the continent. In her free time, Christiana enjoys photography, traveling, and learning about the universe.



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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