Leading Africa Scholarship and One Young World Summit 2023

Young leaders from Africa are currently welcome to apply for the 2023 Leading Africa Scholarship and One Young World Summit.

Africa is host to the world’s largest population of young people, 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.

Some of the eligible countries include Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic of Congo, The Republic of 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, etc.

In the midst of these challenges and opportunities, young leaders are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region.

  • Gain greater visibility for their 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


Leading Africa sponsorship include;

  • 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.


The following people are eligible for sponsorship for the Leading Africa Scholarship and One Young World Summit 2023:

  • Applicants 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 their work
  • Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas 
  • Are a national (passport-holding citizen) of one of the countries listed above.
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Application Process

They encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities, to apply.

To apply for Leading Africa Scholarship and One Young World Summit 2023, click here

Deadline: April 30, 2023.

For more information on Leading Africa Scholarship and One Young World Summit 2023, visit the official site.

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