The NGO Whisperer®

Global Fellowship Programme 2023

Applications for the next intake open in January 2024

The NGO Whisperer® Global Fellowship Programme is an accredited six-month rigorous virtual leadership programme for exceptional leaders and founders of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and social enterprises worldwide, especially those from low and middle-income countries.

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.

Faculty Members

Carolyne A. Opinde Dr.h.c.
Carolyne A. Opinde Dr.h.c.Founder and Convenor
Barry Davis
Barry DavisLeadership Development Instructor
Florence Chikowore
Florence ChikoworeHuman Change Management Instructor
Charles Warria
Charles WarriaMonitoring, Evaluation and Learning Instructor
Sheryl Puterman
Sheryl PutermanHealth and Wellness Instructor
Steve Puterman
Steve PutermanHealth and Wellness Instructor

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.

2023 Fellows

Ajay Namdev Gade
Ajay Namdev GadeRural Health Progress Trust, India
Alison Faye Brownell
Alison Faye BrownellDuzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust, South Africa
Bakouroua Francois Narcisse
Bakouroua Francois NarcisseYouth Association for Peace and Development (YAPD), South Sudan
Charlene Roberson
Charlene RobersonTEARS Foundation, South Africa
Diana Byali
Diana ByaliGiving Hope Foundation, Uganda
Dorcas Mukoshy Ingosi
Dorcas Mukoshy IngosiBinti Africa Transformational Organization (BATO), Kenya
Edmond Kposowa
Edmond KposowaFuture In Our Hands Sierra Leone (FIOH-SL), Sierra Leone
Eve Mapanda
Eve MapandaAfrica Healing Foundation, United Kingdom
Luyando Muchimba
Luyando MuchimbaThe YANA (You Are Not Alone) Foundation, Zambia
Mduduzi Dube
Mduduzi DubeAutism Western Cape, South Africa
Dr Noeline Kirabo
Dr Noeline KiraboKyusa, Uganda
Nomzamo Bongongiphayo Gcwensa
Nomzamo Bongongiphayo GcwensaB.E.A.R Foundation, South Africa
Obert Gonzo
Obert GonzoFamily Visions Child Trust, Zimbabwe
Dr Olatoun Adefunke Adeola
Dr Olatoun Adefunke AdeolaEquitable Health Access Initiative, Nigeria
Paschal Okechukwu Achunine
Paschal Okechukwu AchunineHealth Emergency Initiative, Nigeria
Petro Chatiza
Petro ChatizaYoung Achievement Sports for Development (YASD), Zimbabwe
Raul Maza Hernandez
Raul Maza HernandezRed de Cooperación Internacional Mexicana, Mexico
Riing Garwech Kuol
Riing Garwech KuolChild's Destiny and Development Organization (CHIDDO), South Sudan
Sabita Pun
Sabita PunOur Sansar, Nepal and the United Kingdom
Salah Aldeen Abdo Hasan Abdullah
Salah Aldeen Abdo Hasan AbdullahNabd Development and Evolution Organization, Yemen
Shubhendu Shekhar
Shubhendu ShekharLAW Foundation, India
Shyamala Yasoja Gomez
Shyamala Yasoja GomezCentre for Equality and Justice, Sri Lanka
Sindrela Jacquline Akite aka 'Cindy Okullo'
Sindrela Jacquline Akite aka 'Cindy Okullo'Enable Motherhood Uganda (EMU), Uganda
Ts'epo Mosa Sithole
Ts'epo Mosa SitholeRise International, Lesotho
Yvonne Musabyimana
Yvonne MusabyimanaStrive for Inclusion Rwanda NGO, Rwanda

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