Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program

The Association for Research on Civil Society in Africa (AROCSA) in partnership with the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI), and support from Ford Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2023 call for applications to the Innocent Chukwuma African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (ICLTFP), formerly known as the African NGO Leadership Transition Fellowship Program (LTFP).

The program’s chief purpose is thus to help sector leaders prepare and position their NGOs to be sustainable, vibrant, and continue to thrive after their exit from the organisation. It would enable both the leaders and organisations successfully make the shift, and in so doing create spaces for a new generation of leaders in the social sector to not only emerge but also have platforms to apply their creative and youthful energies. Transitioning leaders would develop succession plans within their own organisations, contemplate their personal transition plans, and preserve their knowledge and experience.


  • Founder/Executive Director of an NGO in Africa, and from Africa, ‘actively’ seeking to transition away from their NGO/CSO.
  • Approval from the board to take a sabbatical from work from March – May 2023.
  • Candidate must be above forty (40) years of age.
  • Candidate must have been in the executive leadership position for at least ten (10) years.
  • Candidate must be a full-time paid staff of the NGO.
  • Medical fitness certified by a qualified medical doctor.

Grant size: $1000 to $10,000

Deadline: November 11th, 2022

Grant Sector:
  • Leadership
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