To continue to expand the infrastructure team’s impact and value to work on critical development issues, the World Bank has launched the World Bank African and African diaspora infrastructure fellows program 2022. This is a fellowship program dedicated to African and African Diaspora candidates. The application deadline is 16th May 2022.
About the World Bank African and African Diaspora Infrastructure Fellows Program 2022
With 189 member countries, staff from over 170 countries, and offices in 130, the World Bank Group aims to bring a richness of perspectives, cultures and experiences that is invaluable to our clients and make us a truly global multilateral development bank.
The work in infrastructure in particular aims to improve lives by creating inclusion and connecting people to opportunities. It will help developing countries address their unique infrastructure needs by building smart infrastructure that supports inclusive and sustainable growth, expands markets, creates job opportunities, promotes competition, and contributes to a cleaner future.
The challenges are huge:
- Globally, 840 million people live more than 2 kilometers from all-weather roads,
- 1 billion people lack electricity, and
- 4 billion people lack Internet access.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will only be possible if we close these infrastructure gaps, especially in Africa.
A career with the World Bank Group (WBG) offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
The World Bank African and African Diaspora Infrastructure fellows programs infrastructure aims to welcomes outstanding candidates who are citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries or those who hold the citizenship of other countries but trace their ancestry to Sub-Saharan Africa, such as African-Americans, Afro-Latin-Americans, Afro-Caribbean, and others.
Also, potential candidates need to meet the following criteria:
- Applicants should be either citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries or those who hold the citizenship of other countries but trace their ancestry to Sub-Saharan Africa, such as African-Americans, Afro-Latin-Americans, Afro-Caribbean, and others.
- Be a citizen of a World Bank member country
- Preferably have a Master’s degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
- Be fluent in English
- Be committed to International Development
Applicants should describe in their cover letter how they meet the requirements of the A&AD Infrastructure Fellows Program.
There is no specific age limit established. However, the INF AAD Fellows Program is for young professionals such as recent graduates. They prefer candidates with a master’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience.
For more information about the program and how to apply, click here.
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