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Leading Africa Scholarship 2019 (Fully-funded for Young Africans to attend One Young World 2019 Summit in London)

Are you a young leader from Africa? You could attend the One Young World 2019 Summit in London from 22 – 25 October via our flagship Scholarship.

Application Deadline: 15th April 2019, 5PM BST

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): London, UK

About the Award: The Leading Africa Scholarship is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Africa are represented at the One Young World Summit 2019 in London.

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, One Young World is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit in London.

Type: Conference

Eligibility: 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

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2019 in London, the United Kingdom.
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 22 October and 25 October 2019.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit handouts and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from London. Your flight to and from London 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 2019, you will be required to pay the UK visa fee yourself. The UK visa costs £93 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.

Duration of Programme: 22-25 October 2019

How to Apply: Apply Here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage (see link below) before applying
  • GOODLUCK!

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