2023 Leading Africa Scholarships to Attend the One Young World Summit (Fully Funded to Belfast in UK.)

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The Leading Africa Scholarship is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Africa are represented at the One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast.

Africa is host to the largest population of young people in the world, with over 60% of its population under the age of 25. With 72% of its labour force in “vulnerable” employment and several countries experiencing challenges of governance and violent extremism, the Fourth Industrial Revolution could provide a lifeline to this young, eager population. Given their sheer numbers, they have the ability to transform their regions, whether it be in governance, energy, infrastructure, medicine and beyond.

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In the midst of these challenges and opportunities, it is young leaders who are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region. Are you one of those leaders? If so, One Young World is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit.

Benefits

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast, UK.
  • Hotel accommodation between 1 and 5 October 2023.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • The cost of travel to and from Belfast. Your flight to and from Belfast must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.

Please note that if you are ultimately selected for a Scholarship and require a visa to enter the UK to attend the One Young World Summit 2023, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The visa costs 100 GBP plus the applicable service charge of your local visa application centre. The costs of the visa and the applicable service charge as well as any further costs associated with the visa application (including travel to and from the visa application centre) fall on you as the participant.

Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible for sponsorship if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 – 30
  • Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
  • Demonstrate capacity for leadership
  • Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work
  • Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas
  • Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed below:
Algeria Angola Benin Botswana
Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Congo, The Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire Djibouti Egypt
Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia eSwatini, Kingdom of
Gabon Gambia, The Ghana Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia
Libya, State of Madagascar Malawi Mali
Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique
Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone
Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan
Tanzania, United Republic of Togo Tunisia Uganda
Zambia Zimbabwe

*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit

The selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by mid-May 2023. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team if you have been shortlisted.

Application Deadline: 30 April 2023



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