The NGO Whisperer®

Global Fellowship Programme 2023

Important Dates

This is a six-month rigorous online programme from July to December 2023.

  • Applications open: 31 January 2023
  • Applications close: 30 April 2023
  • Recruitment: 01 – 15 May 2023
  • Orientation: 01 July 2023
  • Fellowship starts: 01 July 2023
  • Fellowship ends: 15 December 2023
  • Graduation ceremony: 24 February 2024

What To Expect

  • One-on-one online tailored mentorship and leadership coaching;
  • Online masterclasses with highly skilled faculty;
  • All access pass to The NGO Whisperer® Global Summit in 2023;
  • Access to The NGO Whisperer® Global Community and alumni network.
  • Feature on The NGO Whisperer® Magazine and Podcast.

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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.

2022 Fellows

Catherine Kakolo Mongella
Catherine Kakolo MongellaFounder & Executive Director, Action for Women Organization, Tanzania
Chinelo Bridget Enukora
Chinelo Bridget EnukoraExecutive Director, Unstoppable Builders Initiative, Nigeria
Clifford Legodi
Clifford LegodiChief Operations Officer, Southern Africa Youth Project, South Africa
Creseldah Cassandra Ndlovu
Creseldah Cassandra NdlovuFounder, Creseldah Educational Foundations, South Africa
Dudu Mary Dube
Dudu Mary DubePresident and CEO, Marydee Isibuko Serenity Foundation (MISF), Eswatini and South Africa
Emmanuel Gift Mulangeni
Emmanuel Gift MulangeniExecutive Director, Kulima Kotsogola 2223, Malawi
Doreen Kajuju Kimathi
Doreen Kajuju KimathiCoordinator, Widows Empowerment Initiative for Africa, Kenya
Lilian Wanjiru Kamigwi
Lilian Wanjiru KamigwiCo-Founder, Destiny Shapers, Kenya
Philip Jeremiah Lugogobe
Philip Jeremiah LugogobeDirector, DOZA Inc., Uganda
Nancy Matimba Mdaka
Nancy Matimba MdakaMarketing Manager, Southern Africa Youth Project, South Africa
Rachel Emily Warnick
Rachel Emily WarnickPresident & Co-Founder, Nature Ocean Indien, Mauritius
Silverio Wafula Mukinisu
Silverio Wafula MukinisuProgramme Coordinator, Child Rescue Kenya, Kenya
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

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