MasterCard Foundation Youth ThinkTank 2019 for Young Africans

YTT is looking for innovative young men and women, aged (18-24); from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia or Ghana; who are passionate about research for development to join the Youth Think Tank (YTT).

Application Deadline: 17th March 2019

Eligible Countries:  Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia or Ghana

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To be taken at (country): Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Malawi & Ghana

About the Award: The YTT is a group of young African researchers. They conduct research to support Foundation programming and strategy development. They are trained and mentored to conduct research, document youth needs, challenges, and aspirations, and share their findings with government, policymakers, and development practitioners.

Type: Job, Research


  • Nationals of the participating countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia and Ghana) aged 18-24 years
  • Must hold valid passport and associated travel documents or demonstrate timeliness to secure them

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Salary: This is a voluntary position but honorarium of $800 will be paid for the whole period upon satisfactory accomplishment of assigned tasks

Duration of Programme:  10 months (February to November 2019 with flexibility to engage beyond this period  in an alumnus capacity participating in key activities  whenever  called upon

How to Apply: Please send a completed application form and required documentation to [email protected] by 17th March 2019.

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

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