Frequently Asked Questions

Together Build. Our vision is to leverage global partnerships and collaborations to solve Africa’s problem. So, we rely on the collective effort of many in designing solutions. No more should we work alone.

The fellowship is for social impact organizations, social enterprises, business owners who desire to understand how to play in the development sector, and professionals (21 – 55 years old) from across Africa who want to deep dive and understand the rubrics of building a sustainable social impact organization.

Participants are selected from diverse sectors in development from a broad range of organizations across Africa addressing any global issue. It is committed to empowering participants through an immersive learning experience to build for long-term impact.

It is designed to foster more collaborations, co-creation, and solutions while learning from sector experts, peers, and leading development organizations. 

Yes, the boot camp fellowship is open and accepts applications from Africans around the world.

Participants undergo intensive training from well-experienced expertise for twelve weeks. During this period, they are well nurtured and hand-guided

Yes, you can. You can apply to the Fellowship as many times as you want, as long as you still meet the basic eligibility requirements.

The boot camp fellowship is a robust program that connects you, creates a platform of opportunities, and equipped you with the right skill to make sustainable impacts in the society.

Yes, participants who complete the twelve weeks ( phase one), will automatically be entitled to compete for the pitch competition to get funded.

No. You will not be allowed to revise your application after submitting it. Ensure that you review your information carefully as required before submitting the form.

Applicants must be 21 – 55 years. Younger applicants are welcome if they have a strong application

Fellows must have a proficient understanding of English to participate in the Fellowship. Fellows receive trainings conducted in English. Therefore, proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English is essential to the successful completion of the program.

Successful applicants use real stories, and examples to describe their success. When answering application questions, be specific, and provide details! It is also important to clearly state the impact of your work, as well as your plans for after the Fellowship.

To be selected, you must either be a founder of an organization or hold an executive position within an organization.

Now you wait! A notification email will be sent to successful applicants.

I want to thank DFA for 12 weeks of learning. It has been an incredible time. After attending the last class about grant and proposal writing, I have just received a grant as a 3rd runner up for Global Engagement Summit 2022. Thank you so much for the amazing season of immersive learning.
Birhu Julien Murray
From Congo DRC
Great things start from little beginnings. Before GEDA, I was in a rut. This fellowship gave me clarity on my organization and overall programs. I was recently announced a 2021 Cartier Fellow, one of the biggest fellowships in the world and this program, gave me the knowledge I needed to scale this process. I gained immensely from the wealth of knowledge in the room.
Dr Yetunde Ayo-Oyalowo
Founder, Market Doctors