2020 One Young World Leading Africa Scholarship to Attend OYW Summit in Germany for Young Africans

Deadline: April 8, 2020.

The Leading Africa Scholarship is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Africa are represented at the One Young World Summit 2020 in Munich.

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.


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:
  • Algeria , Angola, Benin, Botswana Burkina Faso , Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde , Central African Republic , Chad, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the , Congo, The Republic of the , Cote d’Ivoire , Djibouti , Egypt, Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea , Ethiopia , eSwatini, Kingdom o , Gabon, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea , Kenya, Guinea-Bissau , Lesotho , Liberia, Libya, State of , Madagascar , Malawi, Mali, Mauritania , Mauritius , Morocco, Mozambique , Namibia , Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe , Senegal, Seychelles , Sierra Leone , Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan , Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of , Togo, Tunisia , Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe


  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2020 in Munich, Germany.
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 14 October and 17 October 2020.
  • 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 Munich. Your flight to and from Munich 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 Schengen region to attend the One Young World Summit 2020, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself.



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