Call for Applications: Rise Up Launches Nigeria Leadership and Advocacy Accelerator Program

Rise Up Leaders in Nigeria, 2022 cohort

Global nonprofit Rise Up will select a group of local civil society leaders from Nigeria to participate in our Leadership and Advocacy Accelerator training program to advance gender equity and justice in 2024.

Visionary leaders between the ages of 18 and 60 from Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Rivers, Anambra, Nasarawa, or Kaduna states are invited to apply. Newly selected leaders in Nigeria will join our network of over 800 leaders who have successfully advocated for more than 185 new and improved laws and policies, impacting 160 million people globally.

Rise Up will competitively award grants to participating leaders and their organizations and encourage projects focusing on economic opportunity, such as advocating for financial inclusion for women and girls through access to credit, job and leadership training, land rights and ownership, and inheritance rights.

Application is now closed.

Following a competitive selection process, Rise Up will select 25 visionary leaders to join working to advance education, health, and economic opportunity. Rise Up has developed an innovative hybrid—virtual and in-person—model that integrates intensive capacity building, leadership development, project funding, and technical support to ensure the leaders can launch advocacy strategies to advance health, education, and economic opportunity for women, girls, and gender-nonconforming people in Nigeria.

For more information, please contact Nigeria Country Director Theresa Effa at

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