Uongozi 2020 Essay Competition

ORGANIZER

UONGOZI Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18-25.

The selected winners of the Uongozi 2020 essay competition will be awarded at this year’s ALF. 

TOPIC

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?

PRIZES

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

The winners of the Uongozi 2020 essay competition 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.

DEADLINE

The final deadline for submission will be Friday, 10 July 2020 at 17:00 hours (EAT). The winners will be notified via email on the third week of July, 2020. Feedback will not be provided on individual essays.

GUIDELINES

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.

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.

INQUIRY

Visit the organizer’s website for more information about the Uongozi 2019 essay competition.