Following its success in East Africa, West Africa, Columbia, India and Pakistan, the Acumen Fellowship Program has concurrently been launched in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Spain.
The fellowship is an intensive leadership development programme for individuals who are building solutions to tackle the toughest problems of the present time and it is intended to equip emerging leaders with the capacity to positively transform society, said a press release.
Starting from Monday, interested candidates can apply for the fellowship till August 10 through www.acumen.org/fellowships/apply.
Entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, community builders, journalists, artists, environmentalists, researchers, health care providers, lawyers and others working to provide critical goods and services to the underserved have been encouraged to apply for the fellowship.
Acumen, a New York-based impact investor and a non-profit global venture fund, was launched in 2001 by Jacqueline Novogratz with the intent to invest in companies and change-makers.
Since then, Acumen has invested in 108 companies across Africa, Latin America, South Asia and the United States. These enterprises have supported jobs and brought basic facilities like education, healthcare, clean water, energy and sanitation to more than 200 million people across different regions, the release added.
Acumen Academy in Bangladesh is working to develop the leadership capabilities of those working to create social impact through their work. Twenty fellows will be selected annually from diverse cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.