Kofi Annan Foundation Call for Nominations for Young leaders
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Kofi Annan Foundation Call for Nominations for Young leaders Youth and Women 2023 (Fully Funded)

Is there a highly motivated young African leader in your network? Or young leaders from any of the following sectors – civil society, politics, business, social media, and art. If yes, Apply for Kofi Annan Foundation’s Nominations 2023, funded by European Union. Continue reading!

  • If you are a young leaders from all sectors – civil society, politics, business, social media and art, who have the ability and networks to reach many young people through their activities, This is an opportunity for you.
  • A 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.
  • Application Deadline: Friday, 10 March 2023

The Kofi Annan Foundation and Electoral Integrity Initiative advise countries on how to strengthen the integrity and legitimacy of their electoral processes and avoid election-related violence. Looking beyond technical requirements, they focus on creating conditions for legitimate elections, making it possible to govern peaceably in a climate of trust.

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Nominations Project: The Women and Youth in Democracy (WYDE)

To address these challenges and promote youth participation in public affairs, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) is implementing the European Union-funded project “Women and Youth in Democracy”. As members of the EPD,

The Kofi Annan Foundation, jointly with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the Oslo Center, are searching for young leaders for the third pillar of this project, which aims to improve the inclusion of youth in democracy and decision-making.

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As the pressure is mounting on democracy, the rule of law and human rights globally, there is an urgent need to protect and support democracies worldwide. With half of the world’s population aged under 30, the continued support for democracy is highly dependent on the engagement of young people going forward.

However, young people, particularly those from marginalised groups, are systematically underrepresented in public affairs, including in parliaments, political parties and at the ballot boxes. Economic and educational barriers to youth participation are exacerbated by a lack of information about democratic processes and ways of becoming active citizens.

Eligibility:

  • They are seeking nominations for young leaders aged 18-35
  • A highly motivated young African leader in any network
  • young leaders in any network especially civil society, politics, business, social media and art, who have the ability and networks to reach many young people through their activities.
  • Applicant must have a proven interest in and track-record of working on issues related to democracy, accountability, transparency, and youth participation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

How to Apply

They invite organisations to send a nomination for one or more young leader/s in any network who meet the criteria and who you believe would be qualified to take part in this project.

Please find below the Call for Nominations and the Nomination Form, which provide further details regarding the selection process and eligibility requirements.

Call for Nomination    Nomination Form

Deadline for nominations: Friday, 10 March 2023

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