African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme 2023 Application

Program Participation Fee

Full fee - $1600

Please answer the essay questions in this application form below to the best of your abilities.

Payments: Full Program cost must be paid by 25 JUNE 2023

$1600 should be paid by 25 June 2023 to confirm your participation on the programme if selected and for the process of acquiring a visa for your travel to Malta to begin.

The programme selection process

All selected applicants will be sent an invite by 15 March 2023.

Please pay close attention to the following timeline:

  • Written applications must be submitted by 23:59 GMT on 15 January 2023. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.
  • Shortlisted applicants who meet the program Eligibility and Characteristics Eligibility criteria will be informed in the week commencing 20 February 2023, and selected applicants will be invited for an online interview on the 24, 25 and 26 February 2023 and the final list of selected applicants will be sent a Programme Conditional Acceptance Letter from Young Global Leaders Network latest by 15 MARCH 2023 which will detail program Terms & Conditions, payments and course details.
  • Upon fulfilling the conditions in YGLNs letter, Malta Leadership Institute shall issue an Unconditional Acceptance Letter.

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments and a member of the team would be delighted to speak with you to discuss more details. If you have any questions about the process, please contact

Good luck!


Courses Selection

To be eligible to participate, please answer the below essay questions to the best of your ability.

Essay Question

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.