Deadline: June 10, 2022


Applicants must be young Africans demonstrating a passion for ensuring the vast extractive resources in Africa translates to sustainable and inclusive development.

Among others, the candidate must possess:


Applications are open for the ACEP Next Generation Resource Governance Leaders Program 2022. The Program is a six-month internship that intends to balance a dose of theory with real-world application and equip participants with the requisite multi-disciplinary intellectual development, practical skills, and research abilities to think in more innovative ways to solve complex governance challenges. The Program is also a strategy to build a pipeline of young pan-African leaders to provide a sustainable path for good governance.

The core of their ambition is to train and nurture young people in an enabling working environment through a structured capacity development process. These will include training on transformational leadership development, professional and career development, and digital communication and technology skills. Essentially, beyond the technical training in resource governance, interns will be exposed to the tools and guidance needed to set and achieve realistic personal and professional goals, coupled with well-rounded and ethical leadership training.


The NextGen Leaders will deliver timely and quality evidence-based policy analysis, training, and advocacy through strong collaborations, ensuring that the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) remains a thought-leader in Africa’s energy and the extractive policy space.


ACEP will provide:


There would be an entry test and an interview as part of the recruitment process. Only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.