The NGO Whisperer™ Global

Fellowship Programme

The NGO Whisperer™ is pleased to announce its inaugural Global Fellowship Programme in 2021.

The NGO Whisperer™ Global Fellowship Programme is a rigorous six-month virtual leadership programme for exceptional leaders and founders of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and social enterprises from around the world, especially those from low and middle-income countries.


  1. To build the capacity of professionals from small and medium-sized Nonprofits and Social Enterprises who are already in positions of leadership and influence to further enhance and expand their knowledge, skills, and expertise;
  2. To provide high-impact training, professional development, and cross-cultural opportunities for Nonprofits and Social Enterprises across the globe especially in low- and middle-income countries;
  3. To create a global community of leaders, influencers, and decision-makers, who are focused on designing and implementing high-impact programmes that contribute building a sustainable world.

About Dr. Carolyne A. Opinde

Dr. Carolyne A. Opinde is the Founder and CEO of The NGO Whisperer™ with over 15 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector providing technical support to nonprofits and NGOs in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America & Caribbean. Dr. Opinde has raised over US$100 million and managed various projects worth US$20+ million.

The NGO Whisperer™ is an independent consulting business with a global reach that provides technical support to nonprofits and social enterprises so they can successfully impact people’s lives. We provide the following services: Resource Mobilisation; Project Management; Governance and Organisational Management; Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management; Executive Coaching; Branding and Marketing.

Important Dates

This is a six-month programme beginning July 2021 and ending in December 2021.

  • Applications open: 17 May 2021
  • Applications close: 24 June 2021
  • Recruitment: 18 – 30 June 2021
  • Global Fellowship Programme starts: 15 July 2021
  • Global Fellowship Programme Graduation ceremony: 29 January 2022

What To Expect

  • One-on-one tailored mentorship and leadership coaching;
  • Masterclasses with highly skilled and sought out International Development specialists;
  • All access pass to The NGO Whisperer™ Global Summit in 2022;
  • Access to The NGO Whisperer™ Global Community and alumni network.

Faculty Members

Florence Chikowore
Florence ChikoworeDirector of the Human Change Management Institute Africa
Florence Chikowore is the Founder and Director of FLOCONSULT, a niche Change Leadership Coaching and Consulting company. She is also the Director of the Human Change Management Institute (HUCMI) Africa, and Tribal Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience in Management Consulting both independently and having worked for Deloitte, PwC, and IBM.
She is a Change Leadership Strategist, Facilitator, Specialising in User Adoption strategies and bringing back the basics of human interaction and values into Change Management. She is a Certified HCMBOK® and HCMP Global Facilitator and a Change Leadership Coach and holds a BSc (HONS) in Psychology.
Charles Warria
Charles WarriaChief Operations & Learning Officer at iGov Africa
Charles Warria is the Chief Operations & Learning Officer at iGov Africa and the Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Learning at Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund, in Nairobi, Kenya.
He is a Development Analyst and Performance and Results Expert with extensive experience and knowledge in working with the public, private sector, and civil society sectors in Africa, developing and mainstreaming performance and results management for sustainable development.

In Collaboration With

2021 Fellows

Stephanie Marie Bowman
Stephanie Marie BowmanFounder / Visionary, One Heart for Women and Children, United States
Kathleen Bednarski
Kathleen BednarskiDirector of Outreach, One Heart for Women and Children, United States
Dr. Irene Kamara
Dr. Irene KamaraFounder and CEO, Young Global Entrepreneurs, South Africa
Edwin Gitau Kibe
Edwin Gitau KibeProgramme Director, United by Health and Agriculture Improvement, Kenya
Kseniya Filinova-Bruton
Kseniya Filinova-BrutonCEO, Educape Trust, South Africa and Russia
Florah Nkatha Mugao
Florah Nkatha MugaoFounder and Director, Frolics of Hope Africa, Kenya
Janice Loraine Parks
Janice Loraine ParksFounder and Executive Director, DOZA Inc., United States and Kenya
Dr. Veronica Nikki de Pina
Dr. Veronica Nikki de PinaFounder and Chief Executive, Global Peace Let's Talk, United Kingdom
Elfas Mcloud Zadzagomo Shangwa
Elfas Mcloud Zadzagomo ShangwaExecutive Chairperson, Global Peace Let's Talk, Botswana
Victoria Lynn Rose
Victoria Lynn RoseBoard of Directors, Tree of Life Ministries Spanish America, Honduras and United States
Mpho Adelaide Plaatjie
Mpho Adelaide PlaatjieFounder and Project Manager, Ithemba Mentorship And Development, South Africa
Grace Njeri Wanjohi
Grace Njeri WanjohiFounder and CEO, Integrity Support Services Ltd, Kenya
Wilfred Wanjala Kusienya
Wilfred Wanjala KusienyaProject Coordinator, Ethel Foundation For The Aged, Kenya
Lydia Keru Njenga
Lydia Keru NjengaDirector, Doing It Different - Impacting Women 360°, Kenya