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APPLY: Leadership Essay Competition 2018


Young african citizens between the age of 18-25 are invited to submit an essay for this year’s Leadership Essay Competition organized by UONGOZI Institute.

The competition aims 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.

The competition is open to all African citizens between the age of 18 – 25 years old, to write about their perspectives on leadership as it relates to financing development and transformation in Africa. The essays should respond to the following question:

“If you were an African leader how would you finance development and transformation?”


  • A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner. A total of five winners will be selected. The second prize will be $1,500, third prize $1,000, fourth prize $700 and fifth prize $500.
  • The top 5 winners will travel to Kigali, Rwanda, to receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the African Leadership Forum Gala Dinner on 27th July, 2018, which will be attended by senior leaders from across Africa in the public, private and civil society sectors.
  • The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.


  • Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18-25.
  • The selected winners will be required to travel to Kigali on 25th July, 2018, therefore valid identification and travel documents will be required for this purpose.

DEADLINE: May 18 2018

To apply and for more information visit here

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