My name is Domtila Chesang and I come from West Pokot County, Kenya. I am an anti-Female Genital Mutilation...
Akili Dada’s fellowship program grows out of our belief that African women, especially those from poor communities, are best positioned to design solutions to the challenges facing those communities. The goal of the program is to build the capacity of some of the continent’s most innovative young women change makers to drive solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing African society.
The Akili Dada Fellows program awards year-long fellowships to young women leaders engaged in social change projects of their design. The program serves as an incubator providing financial, intellectual, mentoring, and networking resources to young women as they grow their projects to scale and sustainability.
The program was created in direct response to the absence of African women among the ranks of those celebrated in existing social entrepreneurship incubators.