Acumen Fund Pakistan Fellows Program 2017 for Emerging Leaders

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Application Deadline: August 1st 2016

Acumen Regional Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to build the next generation of social leaders with the audacity to transform society and create a better, more inclusive world.

The program equips 20 extraordinary individuals from across Pakistan with the knowledge, support system and practical wisdom to unlock their full potential and drive positive change in society. Over the course of a year, Fellows remain in their jobs while taking part in five week-long seminars, where they receive the tools, training and space to innovate new ideas, accelerate their impact, build a strong network of social leaders from across their region and around the world.


  • Innovators who either started an organization or enterprise, or who are driving change within an existing organization or company.
  • Men and women of all ages and education levels who are able to participate in a program conducted in English.
  • Pakistanis who demonstrate a commitment and concrete connection to the region.
  • Leaders with strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance and moral imagination.
  • Committed individuals ready to undergo an intensive yearlong personal transformation and leadership journey.

Ideal applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Currently engaged in social change work. Social change work refers to any project, initiative, program or organization that furthers Acumen’s mission of changing the way the world tackles poverty.
  • Entrepreneurs who started their own organizations or leaders influencing change within an existing organization. We are looking for an entrepreneurial attitude, mind-set and approach – people who don’t accept the status quo.
  • Can be any age or education level, but must be able to fully participate in a program that is conducted in English.
  •  Must come from the region of the program you are applying. Pakistan Fellows must be from Pakistan.
  • Must demonstrate strong personal integrity, unrelenting perseverance, and moral imagination.
  • Must be ready and willing to undergo an intensive year-long personal transformation and leadership journey.


The Application Process

The online application consists of:

  • Background information
  • Resume/CV
  • Short & long answer questions

The Selection Process

The selection process for this program is very rigorous and highly competitive. Here is a general timeline of the process:

  • Applications open: June 13, 2016
  • Applications close: August 1, 2016
  • Telephone Interviews: August/September 2016
  • In-Person Interviews: September 24, 2016 in Karachi
  • Final Selection: December 2016

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Acumen Fund Pakistan Fellows Program 2017

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