Facebook opens $10m Community Leadership programme in MENA

Newly launched programme seeks to recognise and support impactful ideas, benefiting communities worldwide

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Facebook opens $10m Community Leadership programme in MENA Applications are now open for the residency and fellowship.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  February 12, 2018

Facebook has launched its Community Leadership programme, to support and invest in people building communities both online and offline.

The global initiative, which has also reached the Middle East and North Africa region, will invest up to $10m in grants that will go directly to the communities.

The programme will include:

Residency and fellowship opportunities that offer training, support, and funding for community leaders.

-Up to five leaders will be selected to be community leaders in residence and awarded up to $1,000,000 each to fund their proposals.

-Up to 100 leaders will also be selected for Facebook's fellowship program and will receive up to $50,000 each to be used for a specific community initiative.

Community Leadership Circles bring local community leaders together to meet up in person to connect, learn, and collaborate.

Groups for Facebook Power Admins, which Facebook currently runs with more than 10,000 group admins in the US and UK, are expanding to more members to help them share advice with one another and connect with our team to test new features and share feedback.

Applications are now open for the residency and fellowship, visit communities.fb.com.

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