Acumen | Regions (Fellowships) -

Our Fellows Program is currently offered in Colombia, East Africa, West Africa, India, and Pakistan. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while participating in five in-person, multi-day immersive seminars and engaging in online content between seminars. The program design is centered on group-based learning, self-reflection, and real-world application. Fellows receive training, practical tools and the space to explore their own leadership journeys while connecting with innovators across Acumen’s local and global communities. Find your region below.


This is a historic moment in Colombia to craft a new post-conflict narrative. The Colombia Fellows Program brings together diverse emerging leaders who are creating change through bottom-up approaches and restoring the social fabric of the country.

East Africa

Our East Africa Fellows Program brings together the best and brightest of the region’s emerging entrepreneurs, innovators and change agents. From Uganda to Ethiopia, our applicants represent a wide diversity of cultural, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Every year, our India Fellows Program connects dynamic individuals who are committed to creating meaningful change within their country. Candidates come from nearly every walk of life and have demonstrated the ability to have impact within their sector.


Our Pakistan Fellows Program provides founders, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, policymakers, innovators and movement builders with the training and support needed to solve Pakistan’s biggest problems and challenge the status quo.

West Africa

West Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies – yet it will require a different type of leadership to ensure that the fruits of this growth are felt by all. It will require leaders grounded in integrity, and relentless in their pursuit of equity and justice. The West Africa Fellows program will bring together entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and organization-builders from both the public and private sectors who are modeling this leadership, and who are hungry to do more.



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