LEAD MK Fellowship Program (Linking, Engagement, Advocacy, Development)
USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites young people (18-25 years old) from North
Macedonia to apply for participation in the fourth year of the LEAD MK Fellowship Program
2019/2020. LEAD MK is a cutting-edge leadership and advocacy program designed to equip
young people with skills, knowledge, and networks that will enable them to become leaders
in advancing public interests at the community, regional, or national level.
The USAID Civic Engagement Project strengthens dialogue between citizens and the
government on important social issues. CEP strengthens constructive engagement by civil
society organizations (CSOs) on policies and issues focused on anti-corruption,
transparency, and rule of law, and increases and sustains youth engagement in public life in
The LEAD MK Fellowship Program is designed to stimulate and cultivate each participant’s
unique leadership experience through a “Community of Practice” — a group of people who
share a concern or a passion for something they do (in this case engaging their peers on
important issues) and who learn how to do it better as they interact with each other
regularly and consistently.
USAID’s Civic Engagement Project will select up to 22 young people (18 – 25 years old) to
participate in the project’s 2019/2020 LEAD MK Fellowship Program.
The LEAD MK Program will include the following components: participation in the LEAD MK
Academy; development and implementation of LEAD MK projects; and participation in LEAD
MK personal capacity development and networking activities. USAID’s Civic Engagement
Project will support LEAD MK Program participants through in-kind grants, mentoring
support, and inclusion in a wide variety of targeted youth-focused activities.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS: 12:00 o’clock noon, OCTOBER 4, 2019.
USAID’s Civic Engagement Project is implemented by East West Management Institute (EWMI), in partnership
with three local CSOs: the Foundation for Internet and Society Metamorphosis, the Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI), and the National Youth Council of Macedonia (NYCM).