LEAD-Anglophone West Africa, (LEAD-AWA) is a member program of LEAD international; a UK based global organization initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation, USA in 1992. LEAD-AWA is hosted in Nigeria by the Foundation for Environmental Development and Education in Nigeria (FEDEN). LEAD has a fast growing network of over 2.500 professional leaders around 80 countries, all inspired and committed to achieving leadership and good governance for a sustainable world.


20 years after, the LEAD curriculum and approach has stood the test of time, comparable to none, and is still the only program successfully creating sustainability leaders, preparing them to for responsible wealth creation, growing the economy and driving change for sustainable development at a national and global setting.

LEAD Fellows include the finest talents in business, banking, finance, oil and gas, health, telecommunications, government, media, construction, environment,NGOs and Academia who are Directors, Senior Partners and Managers in their various organisations. LEAD sustainability leaders are making a difference all over the country in:THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC, MTN, ETISALAT, SWISSPHARMA, LAWMA, NNPC, NOSDRA, NESREA, SHELL, MOBIL, TOTAL, GT BANK, CHEVRON, NESTLE, FEDERAL AND STATE MINISTRIES, NTA, UNIVERSITIES, THIS DAY, THE GUARDIAN, NESTLE, UNDP, KPRC, UNICEF and more; not to mention our Fellows who are high net worth entrepreneurs blazing the trail of value-adding innovations.

The LEAD program continues to be adjudged the model that best prepares and transforms professionals into leaders who create change at all levels as they rapidly rise through their careers and chosen endeavours. It builds a unique generation with new value propositions, fresh perspectives and resolve, making them critical thinkers who proffer uncommon, sustainable solutions to national and global challenges. Due to the successes recorded and the ever increasing demand, applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates.


Outstanding upwardly mobile professional seeking personal development on topical issues like wealth creation, how to influence and create change, how to speak up and ensure it counts, how to problem solve for unique results,negotiating and controlling a mutual gains outcome, and maximising the benefits of learning in the cross cultural,multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary platform which LEAD creates that has helped over 2,500 others attain their unique accelerated advancement. Professionals with a high degree of versatility and proven commitment to leadership and social entrepreneurism are preferred. Female Professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

In addition, the following requirements apply:

  • Not less than 35-55yrs, matured  professionals considered on the Executive Program
  • University graduates/ HND with Masters equivalent
  • Must show work experience
  • Demonstrably strong interest in sustainable development
  • Capacity and openness to learn across cultures and overseas, with potential for national adaptation.


Fellowship:Delivered in a spread of on and off the job sessions throughout the year, with research based field work and three nos 5-day sessions each, during the year, leading to membership of the prestigous global network of LEAD Fellows. You are exposed to real life action-learning projects on national challenges as you engage high level leaders as your Mentor Coaches.


Associateship:Build up your own curriculum and choose from our flexi, self-paced program to become a LEAD Associate. Develop critical skills for exemplary leadership, professional excellence and network with LEADers while you learn. Can be transferred into the Fellowship program.


Appropriate fees apply with limited spaces for partial scholarship, awarded on merit and competitive basis. Ask for details.


Prospective applicants should send full resume to and a copy of the application packet. Closing Date is 22nd February, 2013.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the next phase a competitive selection interview/workshop

The Regional Programme Director, FEDEN / LEAD-Anglophone West Africa,

8, Thorburn Avenue Yaba, Lagos Tel:+234-1-7742076,7613872, , 07043699015