Call for Applications: ALF Youth Leadership Essay Competition for Young Africans (win up to $2,000)

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ALF Youth Leadership Competition 2023

The Youth Leadership Competition is organised as a component of the African Leadership Forum (ALF) to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and sustainable development.

In each contest, African citizens between the age of 18 and 25 are asked to write about their perspectives on leadership as it relates to a theme tied to the ALF.

The essays are rigorously evaluated on the basis of originality, organisation, creativity, appropriateness to contest theme and the use of language.


> The winner gets $2,000 prize

> Free ticket to participate in the ALF plenary session and receive their awards at a prize-giving ceremony – in the presence of distinguished delegates from the forum.

Topic of the Competition 

If you were an African leader, how would you promote intra-African trade to unlock Agricultural potential in Africa? 

Who can apply? 

  • African Youths
  • African Youths between the ages of 18 – 25

Application Deadline – January 10, 2023

Click here to apply


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