The Professional Fellows Program (PFP) – North Africa links emerging leaders from the United States, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya and Lebanon. This high-profile US State Department-sponsored initiative is run by Legacy International and designed to promote economic empowerment.
Fellows receive training from Legacy International staff and partner organizations and get practical experience through a fellowship placement. Fellows work at businesses, social enterprises, NGOs, incubators, and government agencies. The fellows have shown leadership and commitment to have a positive impact on their communities and countries.
Hosting a fellow is a significant way to support the professional development and learning of emerging leaders from the Middle East and North Africa. Fellowships in U.S. organizations and businesses support them in developing new skills, knowledge, and work processes. Our fellows are working to address the most pressing social issues in their countries and communities.
The fellows bring substantial experience to their host organizations/businesses. They take on meaningful projects, contribute insights of outside experts. Hosts are eligible to be considered to travel on our Outbound Programs to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt or Lebanon which continues the personal and professional exchange with the fellows. This promotes cross-cultural understanding and friendship. This type of citizen diplomacy is a significant lever for building and maintaining peace.