Apply for the AWF Charles R. Wall Fellowship 2024

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Are you a young African passionate about wildlife conservation and environmental stewardship? The African Wildlife Conservation (AWF) presents a life-changing opportunity for you – the Charles R. Wall Conservation Leadership and Management Fellowship 2024 Cohort. This program is not just a course; it’s a gateway to becoming a leader in environmental conservation.

About the Program

The AWF Charles R. Wall Fellowship comprises two dynamic components designed to nurture future leaders in environmental policy and conservation management:

  1. The Charles R. Wall Young African Policy Fellows: Now in its third cohort, this program is a collaboration between AWF and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It offers an in-depth exploration of technical and practical policy-making skills. The program is closely aligned with major International Environmental Governance bodies, such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, preparing participants for significant events like the upcoming 16th conference of the parties (COP) in Columbia.
  2. The Charles R. Wall Conservation Leadership and Management Fellowship: This pioneering pan-African leadership program, spearheaded by AWF, is entering its second cohort. It’s tailored for young African professionals in the conservation sector, focusing on three key areas: self-leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. The fellowship brings together young leaders from diverse backgrounds, including government, NGOs, private sector, and community-based organizations, fostering a united front in environmental conservation.

Who Can Apply?

The fellowship invites African youths, aged between 20 and 35 years, to apply. Whether you’re involved in government, an NGO, the private sector, or community initiatives, if your work impacts the environment, this program is for you.

What Does the Fellowship Offer?

  • Comprehensive Coverage: The fellowship is fully funded, covering air travel, accommodation, and ground transport for in-person workshops in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Virtual Learning Support: Participants receive a stipend for data bundles for online sessions.
  • Personalized Coaching: The program includes personalized coaching support for each participant’s innovation project, ensuring practical and impactful learning.

The Application Process

  • Submit a Motivation Letter: Explain why you want to be part of this fellowship.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Provide a detailed CV.
  • Reference Letter: This should be from a university, employer, or a senior person you’ve worked closely with.
  • Interview: Be prepared for an online or pre-recorded video interview as part of the selection process.


  • Make sure to submit your application by February 3, 2024.

How to Apply

Ready to take this exciting step towards becoming a leader in conservation? Click HERE to apply.

Why Apply?

This fellowship is more than just a learning experience; it’s a platform to make a real difference in conservation. You’ll gain invaluable skills, network with like-minded professionals, and be part of a community committed to preserving our planet’s natural heritage. If you’re driven by a passion for environmental stewardship and eager to develop leadership skills, the AWF Charles R. Wall Fellowship is the perfect opportunity for you. Don’t miss this chance to be at the forefront of conservation leadership. Apply now and be the change you wish to see in the world!

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