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3
THE WORLD IS CALLING OUT
FOR A NEW KIND OF LEADER
Acumen is answering the call
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ACUMEN IS ANSWERING THE CALL
5
SKILLS
MORAL
IMAGINATION
OPERATIONAL
The humility to recognize
the world for what it is,
the audacity to imagine
the wor...
6
+ One-year, full-time
leadership development
program for 10-12 Fellows
+ 3 months of training in NY,
9 month field place...
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+ DEMAND
Since 2006, we’ve received
nearly 4,000 applications
with over 70% coming from the
developing world.
+ SUPPLY
V...
8
WAQAS ALI
Pakistan Fellow ‘13
CITY: Basirpur & Lahore
POSITION: Founder & Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: Hometown
STOR...
9
WILLIAM
LOCHI
East Africa Fellow ‘13
COUNTRY: South Sudan
POSITION: Senior Policy Advisor
ORGANIZATION: Ministry of Cabi...
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SAMEEN
SHAHID
Pakistan Fellow ‘13
CITY: Karachi
POSITION: Project Manager
ORGANIZATION: Zara Sochiye
STORY: Zara Sochiy...
11
TAYEB
NOORBHAI
East Africa Fellow ‘13
COUNTRY: Tanzania
POSITION: Business Development Manager
ORGANIZATION: SimGas
STO...
12
JOSEPHINE
KULEA
East Africa Fellow ‘13
COUNTRY: Kenya
POSITION: Founder & Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: Samburu Girl...
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HITAL
MURAJ
East Africa ‘13
COUNTRY: Kenya
POSITION: Corporate Affairs Manager
ORGANIZATION: CISCO
STORY: Hital is the ...
14
RABIA
HABIB
Pakistan Fellow ‘13
CITY: Lahore
POSITION: Managing Supervisor
ORGANIZATION: SunShine
STORY: SunShine desig...
1515
REGIONAL
FELLOWS
PROGRAMS
+ Same leadership model
and core curriculum
+ Structured like an executive
MBA – Fellows st...
16
SEMINAR
ONE
JANUARY
Foundations of
Leadership
(Good Society Seminar)
SEMINAR
TWO
MARCH
Moral
Imagination
(Cambridge Lea...
WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS
TRAINER:
JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ
+ CEO & Founder, Acumen
+ Speaker at TED, CGI, WEF, CFR
+ Henry Crown F...
TRAINER:
HUGH O’DOHERTY
+ Trainer, Cambridge Leadership
Associates
+ Harvard Kennedy School
WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS
TRAINER:
SEAN HEWENS
+ Knowledge Manager, IDEO.org
+ Social entrepreneur
WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS
20
+ TRAINING
World-class training from top
international facilitators.
+ COHORT
Join a diverse group of leaders
who suppo...
ONLINE
APPLICATION
500 – 1,000
applications
RIGOROUS SELECTION PROCESS
PHONE
INTERVIEW
120 – 140
interviews
SELECTION
CONF...
ONLINE
APPLICATON
+ Be concise.
+ Show off!
+ Apply early, save often
+ Have someone review it
+ Tech issues? Google Chrom...
SOCIAL CHANGE
WORK SECTION
+ What social problem
are you addressing?
+ How is your project the
solution for this
problem?
...
ESSAY
SECTION
+ We want to get to
know you on a
personal level. Show us
your passion. Tell us
your motivation.
+ This is n...
25
QUESTIONS
+ It’s not a scholarship or
funding opportunity.
+ Program conducted in English.
+ You must be from Kenya, Rw...
INDIA FELLOWS PROGRAM
APPLY: acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/india
EMAIL: indiafellows@acumen.org
EAST AFRICA FELLOWS ...
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  1. 1. + + +
  2. 2. 3 THE WORLD IS CALLING OUT FOR A NEW KIND OF LEADER
  3. 3. Acumen is answering the call 4 ACUMEN IS ANSWERING THE CALL
  4. 4. 5 SKILLS MORAL IMAGINATION OPERATIONAL The humility to recognize the world for what it is, the audacity to imagine the world for what it could be. Using capital as a tool we can control to execute our vision sustainably. Skills essential to starting, running, and scaling your vision for the world
  5. 5. 6 + One-year, full-time leadership development program for 10-12 Fellows + 3 months of training in NY, 9 month field placement with an Acumen investee + 85% of Alumni remain in the social impact sector
  6. 6. 7 + DEMAND Since 2006, we’ve received nearly 4,000 applications with over 70% coming from the developing world. + SUPPLY Very few opportunities exist for regional leadership programs focused on social impact. + LEADERS There are so many innovators currently driving social impact initiatives that need training, but can’t take a year off.
  7. 7. 8 WAQAS ALI Pakistan Fellow ‘13 CITY: Basirpur & Lahore POSITION: Founder & Executive Director ORGANIZATION: Hometown STORY: Hometown is an e-commerce startup which helps impoverished craftsmen make high-end leather products to sell in the global market.
  8. 8. 9 WILLIAM LOCHI East Africa Fellow ‘13 COUNTRY: South Sudan POSITION: Senior Policy Advisor ORGANIZATION: Ministry of Cabinet Affairs Republic of South Sudan STORY: William is a former child soldier from Chukudum, South Sudan. He is currently a Policy & Institutional Advisor to the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs for the Republic of South Sudan where he works to strengthen institutional structures and develop strategies for implementing change.
  9. 9. 10 SAMEEN SHAHID Pakistan Fellow ‘13 CITY: Karachi POSITION: Project Manager ORGANIZATION: Zara Sochiye STORY: Zara Sochiye is a media campaign aiming to establish education as a primary issue in Pakistani pol equipment to schools.
  10. 10. 11 TAYEB NOORBHAI East Africa Fellow ‘13 COUNTRY: Tanzania POSITION: Business Development Manager ORGANIZATION: SimGas STORY: SimGas, combats climate change, deforestation, and indoor air pollution by developing biogas as an alternate source of energy
  11. 11. 12 JOSEPHINE KULEA East Africa Fellow ‘13 COUNTRY: Kenya POSITION: Founder & Executive Director ORGANIZATION: Samburu Girls Foundation STORY: Samburu Girls Foundation rescues girls from harmful cultural practices such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
  12. 12. 13 HITAL MURAJ East Africa ‘13 COUNTRY: Kenya POSITION: Corporate Affairs Manager ORGANIZATION: CISCO STORY: Hital is the Corporate Affairs Manager of CISCO, where she leads the Community Knowledge Center (CKC) initiative which brings internet connectivity and micro-economic opportunities to underserved communities across Sub Saharan Africa.
  13. 13. 14 RABIA HABIB Pakistan Fellow ‘13 CITY: Lahore POSITION: Managing Supervisor ORGANIZATION: SunShine STORY: SunShine designs and implements teacher training programs and provides educational equipment to schools.
  14. 14. 1515 REGIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAMS + Same leadership model and core curriculum + Structured like an executive MBA – Fellows stay in their jobs + Selects 20 individuals from the region who are driving “social change initiative” + We will launch programs in each region where Acumen operates (East Africa, Pakistan, India, West Africa, and Latin America)
  15. 15. 16 SEMINAR ONE JANUARY Foundations of Leadership (Good Society Seminar) SEMINAR TWO MARCH Moral Imagination (Cambridge Leadership Associates) LEARNING TRIP MAY Fellows design and implement learning trip within the region SEMINAR THREE JULY Financial Skills (Income/Outcome) SEMINAR FOUR SEPTEMBER Operational Excellence (IDEO) INNOVATION CONFERENCE NOVEMBER Fellows organize and execute a forum on social innovation in the region THE FELLOWSHIP YEAR
  16. 16. WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS TRAINER: JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ + CEO & Founder, Acumen + Speaker at TED, CGI, WEF, CFR + Henry Crown Fellow/Aspen Institute
  17. 17. TRAINER: HUGH O’DOHERTY + Trainer, Cambridge Leadership Associates + Harvard Kennedy School WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS
  18. 18. TRAINER: SEAN HEWENS + Knowledge Manager, IDEO.org + Social entrepreneur WORLD-CLASS TRAINERS
  19. 19. 20 + TRAINING World-class training from top international facilitators. + COHORT Join a diverse group of leaders who support and collaborate with each other + GLOBAL NETWORK Become a part of a community of Acumen’s Fellows, partners, investors, and team working all over the world + FULLY SPONSORED While no stipend or insurance is provided, all travel and accommodation associated with attending seminars is covered
  20. 20. ONLINE APPLICATION 500 – 1,000 applications RIGOROUS SELECTION PROCESS PHONE INTERVIEW 120 – 140 interviews SELECTION CONFERENCE 40 – 50 candidates FINAL SELECTION 20 Fellows
  21. 21. ONLINE APPLICATON + Be concise. + Show off! + Apply early, save often + Have someone review it + Tech issues? Google Chrome, Javascript, Flash, Restart. + Email us! indiafellows@acumen.org eastafricafellows@acumen.org pakistanfellows@acumen.org HINT: READ OUR APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS GUIDE DOCUMENT ON OUR WEBSITE
  22. 22. SOCIAL CHANGE WORK SECTION + What social problem are you addressing? + How is your project the solution for this problem? + How are you playing a leadership role in the project? + What is the impact your are having?
  23. 23. ESSAY SECTION + We want to get to know you on a personal level. Show us your passion. Tell us your motivation. + This is not a writing exam. You’ll be judged only on content/ideas, not on writing skills. + Show self-awareness. Be open about your weaknesses, and where you want to grow.
  24. 24. 25 QUESTIONS + It’s not a scholarship or funding opportunity. + Program conducted in English. + You must be from Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda. + An “intrapreneur” is an innovator working within a larger organization. Fellows don’t need to be entrepreneurs. + You must be driving a social change project for 2-3 years to demonstrate your commitment. If your current project is only 1 year old, but you have 3-5+ years of experience, we may be able to consider you. + There 6 meetings, each is about 5 days, so the basic time commitment is 30 days total. Add a on either end for travel, if applicable.
  25. 25. INDIA FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLY: acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/india EMAIL: indiafellows@acumen.org EAST AFRICA FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLY:acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/east-africa EMAIL :eastafricafellows@acumen.org PAKISTAN FELLOWS PROGRAM APPLY: acumen.org/leaders/regional-fellows/pakistan EMAIL: pakistanfellows@acumen.org

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