Acumen Academy Fellowship launched in Bangladesh | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 10, 2019

Acumen Academy Fellowship launched in Bangladesh

Acumen Academy has launched its fellowship programme concurrently in Bangladesh, Malaysia and Spain on Monday, says a press release.

The organisation is working to develop leadership capabilities of those wanting to create social impact through their work. Twenty fellows will be selected annually from diverse cultural, geographic, socio-economic and professional backgrounds.

Over the course of one year, fellows will remain in their jobs while participating in five multi-day seminars. They will also engage in online content between seminars.

The programme will develop eight distinct but interrelated attributes that will help fellows make a mark at individual, organisational, and community levels. They will also build strong networks within their cohorts and Acumen’s global community.

Fellows will further have access to global Acumen offerings, including venture fairs, special programmes and speaking platforms.

Acumen is a New York based impact investor and a non-profit global venture fund. The organisation was launched in 2001 by Jacqueline Novogratz, with the intent to invest in companies and change makers.

It has so far invested in 108 companies across the world. These enterprises have supported jobs and have brought basic facilities like education, healthcare, clean water, energy, and sanitation to more than 200 million people across different regions.

Applications are open till August 10. To apply, visit: acumen.org/fellowship/apply or email bangladesh@acumenacademy.org for more information.

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