Donors for Africa Foundation announces 2023 GE’DA fellows’ list
Donors for Africa Foundation has held its orientation conference for its new fellows and also announced the commencement of its fifth cohort of the GE’DA fellowship.
GE’DA is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at nurturing and supporting a generation of trailblazers and change-makers. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for individuals who possess a relentless passion for innovation, a commitment to driving positive change, and a vision to address the challenges of the future.
From over 1300 applications received from 30 African countries; seventy-three fellows were shortlisted from eleven countries to represent Africa’s ever-growing sustainability goals
The fellows were chosen through a rigorous competitive process and criteria based on their commitment towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, outstanding leadership promise, and community service.
Chidi Koldsweat, Founder and Lead Strategist of Donors for Africa Foundation
In a press release, Chidi Koldsweat, Founder and Lead Strategist of Donors for Africa Foundation said: “As our world continues to evolve, so do the obstacles we face. GE’DA seeks to bridge the gap between these challenges and the visionary minds capable of devising ingenious solutions. By providing a platform that fosters learning, collaboration, and mentorship, this fellowship empowers selected participants to explore uncharted territories, develop groundbreaking ideas, and bring their visions to life and the SDGs to life.”
Donors for Africa Foundation is a grant management organisation working actively with Governments, Funding Institutions, Private Sector, Philanthropic Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Social Impact Leaders to break the cycles of poverty in Africa.
The Foundation also works with stakeholders to advance equitable development and achievement of the SDGs in Africa. We are a catalyst for sustainable development by leading and implementing local initiatives that optimise the distribution of wealth and opportunities within society.
DFA is determined to build a better world by increasing access to giving, strengthening the capacity of locally-led initiatives to access funds, impact communities, and improve the lives of prospects of everyone in Africa by 2030.