The Africa Matter Ambassador Program (AMAP) is a one-year blended-learning African leadership development program that provides 20 successful applicants with critical tools to address the gaps in leadership, accountability and transparency in their communities.
AMAP consists of an online skills development component, a hands-on Community Engagement Project (CEP), cross-continental network building, and mentorship from industry leaders across Africa. With their CEPs, Ambassadors are to identify issues that affect their communities and establish tangible and sustainable solutions to rectify social ills.
During their ambassadorship, each AMAP Ambassador will develop and implement a project that can effectively impact a minimum of 50 people in their border community. Thus, the program's broader impact will benefit hundreds of community members across sub-Saharan Africa. Through this process, the Africa Matters team coaches and guides the Ambassadors to plan, scale, implement, sustain and advise on monitoring and evaluating their projects.
For the 2023 cohort, 20 young African persons between the ages 17-29 will form part of this program from the following countries: Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Uganda, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Algeria, and South Africa.