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Do you have questions?
In this section you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
What is the program about?
The aXd Fellows Program finds connectors and builds long-term relationships between African and diaspora communities through intercultural exchange and collaboration.
Who is behind it?
The aXd Fellows Program is created by the Afro Deutsches Akademiker Netzwerk (ADAN e.V.), a network of Africans, Afro-German and Africa-interested students and professionals, and part-funded by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Other partners include the Berlin-based design and intercultural collaboration collective candi.
What is the content of the program?
If you’re accepted onto the program you’ll get a fully-funded training in core entrepreneurial, inter-cultural and practical business skills. Your training will take place via a series of bootcamp workshops. These will be conducted remotely via a digital platform and will begin in December 2019.
Beyond these sessions, as a fellow you will also be supported in building your social media profile and documenting your journey through the program, starting from the first bootcamp.
In February 2020 the fellows will travel together to Accra where they will work collaboratively with a selected local startup tackling real entrepreneurial challenges in one of Africa’s most vibrant startup ecosystems.
The aim of the program is to facilitate coequal and mutually rewarding learning and discovery that ultimately helps you and those you connect with in Accra to broaden horizons and succeed both personally and collectively.
Who can be a fellow?
To become a fellow, have to be motivated, interested, and it schould be realistic for you to dedicate yourself to the project for the duration of the program. The level of commitment required is high. You must be able to take part in the woirkshops or travel to accra to be a fellow.
If that is not possible, you can always become a supporter. Just get in contact with us (see above button) and contribute by opening up your network or supporting us financially.
When will it take place?
Training and onboarding begins in December 2019 and runs until February 2020. This will be followed by a 4-week placement in Accra, Ghana, which is scheduled to take place from the middle of February to mid March 2020. There will then be some follow-up sessions back in Germany, dates tbc.
Does it cost money to participate?
All basic costs incurred for visa, flight, accommodation and meals will be provided for by ADAN e.V.
Do I need to speak English to participate?
Yes, the main language for the program is English.
Do I need a visa to travel to Accra?
German citizens require a visa for Ghana, however all visa applications and any visa related expenses will be carried by ADAN e.V. on behalf of the fellows.
What other documents would I need to provide?
You’ll need a valid German passport that will not expire for at least six months, which has to be organized individually.
When will I be informed if I have been accepted?
All selected fellows will be informed on the 21. November 2019. A special kick-off event will take place in Berlin on the 30. November at which the fellows will be introduced. Therefore, please block this date in your calendar if you decide to apply.
How can I ask further questions?
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Changing the narrative
Through the aXd Fellows Program, you have the chance to follow the individual journey of each fellow on their social-media channels. aXd collects and re-shares these stories to its own social-media channels for the broader community. Follow us to keep up to date.