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Francis Omesa

Kenya & Stellenbosch University, 2012

After almost three years of working in Europe in diffrent countries (Italy, Netherlands, Belgium) and in diffrent international orgarnizations : -


  • International Fund for Agricultural Development(international org in Rome);
  • European Centre for Development Policy Management (international think tank in Maastricht);
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (international law firm in Brussels);
  • Energy Charter Secretariat (intetrnational org in Brussels); and
  • Lexidale (international policy consultancy remotely with headquaters in Isreal/US).
I will be heading back to Nairobi to take up a job as a Trade Policy Officer starting 5th Sept 2016 for a project covering 9 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. The new company l will be working for is called Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI Global, LLC), a private development company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

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We look for young Africans who have demonstrated the potential to embody our founding principles of reconciliation, education, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

On 1 January 2023, I will be between the age of 19 and 29

I am a citizen of an African country

I have an undergraduate degree with above-average academic results (70% + or Upper Second Class Honours)


We look for young leaders who aspire to the principles below and who have demonstrated the potential to live them out.


Do you aspire to be a visionary leader who has moral authority? Do you see leadership as more than just personal ambition - as a way to pursue the advancement of equality and freedom, human rights and human dignity? And do you want to guide and inspire others to reach their full potential?


Do you admire Nelson Mandela’s ability to bridge historic divides through our common humanity? Do you believe that reconciliation and reparation are the key to transforming our societies so that everyone can have equal opportunity to thrive? And are you prepared to begin by grappling with your own internal divides and difficulties first?


Do you have excellent academic results, but believe that your education should not only benefit you but make a difference to others? And do you understand that intellectual excellence must be accompanied by character and a rounded personality?


Do you want to see Africa take its rightful place as an equal and competitive presence in the global world? Have you demonstrated individual effort, innovation and creativity to this end?


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