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The UONGOZI Leadership Essay Competition 2020

African citizens between the age of 18-25 are invited to submit an essay for this year’s leadership essay competition organized by UONGOZI Institute.

The UONGOZI leadership essay competition aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership.

Guidelines

Similar to previous years, this year’s topic aims to solicit thoughts on the theme of the African Leadership Forum (ALF). The essays should respond to the following question:

If you were an African leader, how would you promote African intra-trade to unlock agricultural potential in the Continent?

All essays must be typed. The maximum length is two (2) A4 pages. The format shall be of single-spaced, Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.

Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme. All essays must be written in English.

Prizes

A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner.  Up to five winners will be selected.

The winners will receive their awards at a prize-giving event, which will be held online during the ALF in July 2020. The ceremony will be attended by former African Heads of State and other distinguished leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.

How to Apply

Essays should be submitted by email to submissions@uongozi.or.tz.

Applicants must also submit a written statement of originality and ownership of intellectual property rights (see below)

Template for Statement of Originality

I, (Enter full name) hereby confirm that the content of the essay I have submitted is my own work and it has not been submitted elsewhere for any other purpose.

I certify that the intellectual property rights for this essay are owned by me and that any information that was sourced elsewhere has been appropriately acknowledged.

(Enter Signature and date)

(Enter Country of Citizenship)

Deadline: 10th July 2020

Competition

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