The NGO Whisperer® Global

Fellowship Programme

The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact 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 Opens 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 Akinyi Opinde is an award-winning social innovator, author, speaker and the Founder and CEO of The NGO Whisperer® Centre For Social Impact. With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr Opinde is a seasoned Resource Mobilisation Specialist and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) who has raised over US$ 100 million and managed social impact projects of up to US$ 20+ million.

Faculty Members

Florence Chikowore
Florence ChikoworeHuman Change Management Instructor
Florence is the Founder and Managing Director of FLOCONSULT. She is a Certified HCMBOK® and HCMP Global Facilitator, and a Change Leadership Coach. 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 in Africa. 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. 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. Patrick is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Prof. Nabhit Kapur
Prof. Nabhit KapurMental Health Instructor
Prof. Nabhit Kapur is the President of World Leaders for Mental Health and the Founder of Peacfulmind Foundation. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2022, a crusader of mental health and multilateral diplomacy and is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the Government of Somaliland. Prof Nabhit is based in New Delhi, India.
Patricia Allen
Patricia AllenFinancial Literacy Instructor
Patricia Allen is a Wealth Advisor, International Authority on Financial Education and Empowerment for Women, TV host, author, and global speaker who has specialized in helping women navigate the complex world of finance and wealth management for over 26 years. Patricia is based in San Francisco, the United States.
Sheryl Puterman
Sheryl PutermanHealth and Wellness Instructor
Sheryl Puterman is the co-founder of Nourishment Vitality and has over 20 years’ experience in the wellness industry, giving her deep insights into human vulnerability and behaviour. She has created an authentic, shame-free space that fosters personal growth. Sheryl is based in Ra’anana, Israel.
Steve Puterman
Steve PutermanHealth and Wellness Instructor
Steve Puterman is the co-founder of Nourishment Vitality alongside his wife Sheryl. He has over 30 years’ experience in negotiation, business analysis, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and business development. Steve is based in Ra’anana, Israel.

In Collaboration With

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

Brittney Rudge
Brittney RudgeInfluencing Change Manager, TEARS Foundation, South Africa
Catherine Kakolo Mongella
Catherine Kakolo MongellaFounder & Executive Director, Action for Women Organization, Tanzania
Chinelo Bridget Enukora
Chinelo Bridget EnukoraExecutive Director, Unstoppable Builders Initiative, Nigeria
Creseldah Cassandra Ndlovu
Creseldah Cassandra NdlovuFounder, Creseldah Educational Foundations, South Africa
Lilian Wanjiru Kamigwi
Lilian Wanjiru KamigwiCo-Founder, Destiny Shapers, Kenya
Nyiko Corry Manabe
Nyiko Corry ManabeProject Manager, Soweto Business Hub, South Africa
Rachel Emily Warnick
Rachel Emily WarnickPresident & Co-Founder, Nature Ocean Indien, Mauritius
Susan Leslie Hill
Susan Leslie HillDirector, iKhaya le Themba Project, South Africa
Sylvia Kavere Amuguni
Sylvia Kavere AmuguniConstable, National Police Service Kenya, Kenya
Yael Uzan-Tidhar
Yael Uzan-TidharProgramme Director, Nhloso Likusasa Le'lichakazile, Eswatini
Adi Shachar
Adi ShacharFounder and Chief Enthusiastic Officer, HeartBeat Clowns, South Africa
Clifford Legodi
Clifford LegodiChief Operations Officer, Southern Africa Youth Project, South Africa
Mary Dudu Dube
Mary Dudu DubePresident and CEO, Marydee Isibuko Serenity Foundation (MISF), Eswatini and South Africa
Silverio Wafula Mukinisu
Silverio Wafula MukinisuProgramme Coordinator, Child Rescue Kenya, Kenya
Tumi Charlaine Mabitsela
Tumi Charlaine MabitselaFounder, Mpilo Mobile Healthcare, South Africa
Emmanuel Gift Mulangeni
Emmanuel Gift MulangeniExecutive Director, Kulima Kotsogola 2223, Malawi
Nancy Matimba Mdaka
Nancy Matimba MdakaMarketing Manager, Southern Africa Youth Project, South Africa
Jeremiah-Philip Lugogobe
Jeremiah-Philip LugogobeDirector, DOZA Inc., Uganda
Joseph Olugbenga Akinola
Joseph Olugbenga AkinolaTechnical Support, Global Peace Let’s Talk, Nigeria
Doreen Kajuju Kimathi
Doreen Kajuju KimathiCoordinator, Widows Empowerment Initiative for Africa, Kenya

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