The UONGOZI Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development invites applications for the UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition for Africans in Tanzania 2023.
The Competition is organized as a component of the African Leadership Forum (ALF). It provides a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders to contribute to important discussions on leadership and sustainable development.
Worth of Award
- Up to five winners will be selected. Winners will be asked to create posters to visually describe their ideas. The posters will be showcased at the ALF.
- Winners will receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the ALF Gala Dinner on February 23, 2023. The ceremony will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa, representing public, private and third sectors.
- A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner, and they will be asked to read their essay at the dinner event.
- Selected winners residing outside Ghana will be required to have valid travel documents for travel. UONGOZI Institute will cover the costs related to their travel, including visa fees, air ticket and accommodation.
- This competition aims to provide an opportunity for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to share their perspectives. These include perspectives on leadership as it relates to promoting African intra-trade to unlock agricultural potential in Africa.
- It is open to all African citizens (including the diaspora) between the age of 18 – 25. The essays should respond to the following question:If you were an African leader, how would you promote African intra-trade to unlock agricultural potential in Africa?
How to Apply
- All essays must be typed. The minimum length is 500 words, and the maximum is 700 words.
- The format shall be of single spaced, Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.
Deadline: The deadline for submitting entries for the UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition is 23:59 (EAT) on 10 January, 2023.