Offer: Call for Applications: Acumen Fund, Pakistan Fellows Program (Deadline: 28 September 2012)
New Leaders for a New Pakistan
Pakistan is at a crossroads. It is the 6th largest country in the world by population, but over 60% of Pakistanis live on less than $2 USD per day. Myriad challenges stand in the way of Pakistan’s development – corruption, illiteracy, natural disasters, and an energy crisis just to name a few – and despite billions of dollars in foreign aid each year, these problems still manage to persist. The next phase of development in Pakistan must take a drastically different direction, a direction guided by a new generation of Pakistani leaders who are willing to challenge broken systems, who have the abilities to develop innovative solutions, who possess an unwavering moral compass, and who can see opportunity where others see only challenges. Acumen Fund designed the Pakistan Fellows Program to identify, train, and connect this next generation of leaders for Pakistan and for the world. Acumen Fund is now accepting applications for the inaugural class of Pakistan Fellows.
The Pakistan Fellows Program
The Pakistan Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program for emerging leaders who are dedicated to addressing Pakistan’s most pressing social problems. The program will bring together 20 diverse individuals who are each leading a project that is creating positive social change in Pakistan. Projects can be from any sector, can be structured as non-profit or for-profit, and can be either independent initiatives or initiatives within other public or private organizations or the government. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their own leadership capabilities, enhance their social change projects, and join a global community of changemakers.
Acumen Fund will accept applications until 11:59pm PST (Pakistan Standard Time), 28th September 2012 and the fellowship year will begin with the first seminar taking place in January 2013. Apply Now!