The NGO Whisperer™ Global

Fellowship Programme

The NGO Whisperer™ is pleased to announce the 2022 Global Fellowship Programme intake

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.

Next Round of Applications Open in January 2023

Objectives of the Global Fellowship Programme

  1. To build the capacity of professionals from small and medium-sized Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) 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 NGOs 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 providing technical support to NGOs and Social Enterprises in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America & Caribbean. She has raised over US$100 million, managed various projects of up to US$20+ million and facilitated over 100 high-impact masterclasses. Dr Opinde is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Faculty Members

Florence Chikowore
Florence ChikoworeHuman Change Management Instructor
Florence is the Director of the Human Change Management Institute (HUCMI) EMEA, and Founder and Director of FLOCONSULT and Tribal Consulting. She is a Certified HCMBOK® and HCMP Global Facilitator, a Change Leadership Coach and holds a BSc (HONS) in Psychology, with over 20 years of experience in Management Consulting both independently and having worked for Deloitte, PwC, and IBM. Florence is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Charles Warria
Charles WarriaMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Instructor
Charles is the Chief Operations & Learning Officer at iGov Africa and the Lead of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund.
He is a Development Analyst and Performance and Results Expert with extensive experience working with the public, private and civil society sectors in Africa, developing and mainstreaming performance and results management for sustainable development. Charles is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dr. Brian O. Reuben
Dr. Brian O. ReubenOrganisational Strategy Instructor
Dr. Reuben is the Founder of Brian Reuben Advisory, a leading authority on Strategy and one of the most sought after thought leaders on the subject. He works with governments, corporations, and NGOs around the world. He is a featured speaker at business events and has facilitated over 500 strategy training programmes for senior executives in diverse industries. Dr. Reuben is based in London, United Kingdom.
Patrick Chun
Patrick ChunLeadership and Development Instructor
Patrick is the Executive Director of IITTI World Civility Index and CEO of Greenwood Canada, an education group providing educational software. He has contributed to setting standards for soft skills such as professional image and business etiquette at IITTI World Civility Index. These standards have been adopted by the United Nations and various organisations around the world. Patrick is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Important Dates

This is a six-month programme beginning July 2022 and ending in December 2022.

  • Applications open: 29 January 2022
  • Applications close: 28 March 2022
  • Recruitment: 01 – 30 April 2022
  • Global Fellowship Programme orientation: 25 June 2022
  • Global Fellowship Programme starts: 01 July 2022
  • Global Fellowship Programme ends: 17 December 2022
  • Global Fellowship Programme Graduation ceremony: 28 January 2023

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.

2022 Fellows

Coming soon…

2021 Fellows

Dr. Bukirwa Irene Kamara
Dr. Bukirwa 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 Africa
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 ShangwaFounder, Farmers Pride International, 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 Limited, Kenya
Wilfred Wanjala Kusienya
Wilfred Wanjala KusienyaProject Coordinator, Ethel Foundation for the Aged, Kenya