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Kofi Annan Foundation Women and Youth In Democracy Program 2023 For Young African Leaders (Fully Funded)

the Kofi Annan Foundation in partnership with The European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Oslo Center announced the Women and Youth in Democracy program

for young leaders who have a proven interest in and track-record of
working on issues related to democracy, accountability, transparency, and youth participation
in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The selected individuals will join one of two ‘Accountability Hubs’ to be established in
Anglophone East Africa and Francophone West Africa, and will undertake a series of
activities to:
• Increase understanding of the importance of accountability within democratic
processes;
• Develop their own leadership skills through a targeted, comprehensive training and
mentoring programme;
• Receive funding and training to conceive, develop and implement projects in their
communities;
• Develop regional networks of young people working on similar issues with shared
values; and
• Harness their shared experience and knowledge to produce a toolkit of actions which
they and other young people can deploy in their communities.

Selection criteria and process

• Nominees must be aged between 18 and 35 at the time of nomination.
• Nominees must be able to display a record of engagement on issues related to
accountability, youth participation, leadership or similar.
• Nominees must be residing in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Nominees must be able to communicate fluently in either English or French, written
and spoken.
• Availability for online training: Nominees must be available to take active part in the
online training and mentoring activities in the period May – September 2023. The
activities amount to approximately 0,5 day per week for certain parts of the project (+
independent learning in addition). Nominees must have access to the Internet, a
computer, and a suitable work environment to be able to focus and take active part in
online meetings. A limited monetary contribution can be provided to help improve
Internet access on a case-by-case basis, if needed (such as cost for working in an
Internet café or library).
• Availability for travel and taking part in the in-person event: Nominees must be
available to travel to participate in a one week in-person ‘Learning and Networking Event’ in either November 2023 for English-speakers or in February

Nomination Process

Nominating organizations need to submit the following:
• A detailed letter of support written by the nominating organisation (maximum 500
words) explaining why they feel the young leader would be a great fit for the training
programme and how they could contribute.
• The attached Nomination Form, duly completed by the Nominee themselves,
describing their leadership actions and community engagement in support of
democracy and youth participation.
• Other material can be included with the application, e.g., podcast or video, press
interview, blog.

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Application Process

Deadline for submission is 10th March 2023

To apply online and for more details visit Women and Youth In Democracy program

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