Leading Africa Scholarship

Are you a young leader from Africa? You could attend the Global Young Leaders 2021 Summit in Munich from 11 - 14 October via our flagship Scholarship.
About the Leading Africa Scholarship:

The Leading Africa Scholarship is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Africa are represented at the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich.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.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, Global Young Leaders is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit.

What does the Leading Africa sponsorship pay for?

Access to the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich, Germany.
Accommodation on a shared basis between 10 and 15 (inclusive) October, 2021
Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
Summit hand-outs and support materials.
The cost of travel to and from Munich. Your flight to and from Munich 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 Schengen region to attend the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The Schengen visa costs $90 USD 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.

Being a 'Leading Scholar' has allowed me to be a more comprehensive and globalised leader. I could not have otherwise networked and formed relationships with the people who are now in my network.
Salome Chingaira, Zimbabwe

Are you eligible?

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,  Democratic
Congo, Republic Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia eSwatini, Kingdom of Gabon
Gambia 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

The selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of May 2021. You will be contacted individually by a member of the Global Young Leaders team if you have been shortlisted. 
Please note:

We cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.
Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous Global Young Leaders Summits.
Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not Global Young Leaders Ambassadors).
Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, Global Young Leaders is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading Europe selection process.
We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.

What could the ‘Leading Scholarship’ mean for you?

Gain greater visibility for your work & be heard by world renowned experts and leaders

Tap into a global network of potential collaborators from 196 countries 

Gain access to exclusive Ambassador opportunities, such as speaking events

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