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African Union Continental Essay Competition 2021/2022

The African Union (AU) is now accepting applications from African Youth of age 18-35 years for its 2021 Continental Essay Competition. The deadline for the submission of applications for the  African Union Continental Essay Competition is 19th April 2021. Essays will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

An opportunity for African Youth to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences on the “Leadership for the Africa We Want”, and have their winning entries contribute to the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual

Theme: “Leadership for the Africa We Want”

Important Dates:

  • Continental call for essays starts 19th March 2021
  • Close of entries: 19thApril 2021

Read: List of Essay Competitions in Nigeria

Recognition and awarding of winners:

Participation is voluntary. Winners will be awarded a certificate of recognition, featured on the Pan-African Young Leaders Program webpage and their ideas included in the Pan-African Young Leaders Training Manual

Application Criteria and Procedure

  1. The Essay is submitted by an African Youth of age 18-35 years and who is a citizen of any of the 55 member states of African Union
  2. African Youth residing either in Africa or in the diaspora
  3. The Essay has a maximum of a 1000 words
  4. Young women are highly encouraged to participate in the competition
  5. The Essay is submitted in PDF to the email essay@youlead.africa
  6. Submit a copy of your national ID or passport
  7. The Essay should be submitted in one of the official African Union languages

List of the 55 member states of African Union For Continental Essay Competition

  • Republic of Burundi
  • Republic of Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Republic of Chad
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabonese Republic
  • Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Union of the Comoros
  • Republic of Djibouti
  • State of Eritrea
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Republic of Madagascar
  • Republic of Mauritius
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • Federal Republic of Somalia
  • Republic of South Sudan
  • Republic of the Sudan
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Republic of Uganda
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Libya
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Kingdom of Morocco
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • Republic of Tunisia
  • Republic of Angola
  • Republic of Botswana
  • Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Republic of Malawi
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • Republic of Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Republic of Cabo Verde
  • Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
  • Republic of the Gambia
  • Republic of Ghana
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Republic of Mali
  • Republic of Niger
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Togolese Republic

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.

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