UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest for African Youths

UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2020 for African Youths

UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest for African Youths- UONGOZI Institute is now accepting entries for its Leadership Essay Competition from African Youths between 18 – 25 years. The deadline for submission of entries for the UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition is 10th July.

UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Contest for African Youths

The Leadership Essay Competition is organized annually by UONGOZI Institute 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.

UONGOZI Institute is pleased to announce this year’s Leadership Essay Competition, the eighth since its inception (2013). Similar to previous years, this year’s topic aims to solicit thoughts on the theme of the African Leadership Forum (ALF). 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 the Continent?

Essay Competition Eligibility.

  • Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18-25.
  • All essays must be written in English.

Essay Competition Prizes.

  • A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner. Up to five winners will be selected.
  • The winners will receive their awards at a prize-giving event, which will be held online during the ALF in July 2020. The ceremony will be attended by former African Heads of State and other distinguished leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.

Essay Competition Guidelines.

All essays must be typed. The maximum length is two (2) A4 pages. The format shall be of single-spaced, in Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.

Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language, and appropriateness to the contest theme. All essays must be written in English.

How to Apply UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition.

Essays should be submitted by email to submissions@u2ongozi.or.tz4.

Applicants must also submit a written Statement of Originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.

The final deadline for submission will be Friday, 10 July at 17:00 hours (EAT). The winners will be notified via email on the third week of July. Feedback will not be provided on individual essays.


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