The Leadership Development Fellowship (LDF), funded by the U.S. Department of State’s U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and implemented by World Learning. The LDF Fellowship engages emerging leaders across sectors in the Middle East and North Africa in five stages over one-year of an application-based leadership development fellowship to advance civic engagement and social entrepreneurship by providing skills, resources, and support networks to analyze complex challenges, re-examine interventions, and to seek inventive ways to make positive social and economic changes in local communities.
The LDF Fellowship seeks emerging leaders who are innovators and problem-solvers, currently engaged in civic engagement or social entrepreneurship, can work in a cross-cultural setting, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will commit to applying the learning and skills built during the LDF Fellowship. Emerging leaders with an established track record in civic engagement or social entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.
Those selected will come from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, organizations, and political affiliations. The LDF Fellowship does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical challenge or social status. We aim to create an inclusive and multi-cultural environment that allows all people to thrive.