Leading Africa Scholarship 2024

Deadline Date: April 09, 2024

Donor Name: One Young World

Grant Size: Not Available


Young leaders across Africa are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region. Are you one of those leaders? If so, One Young World is looking to bring you to their next annual Summit.

If you are a young leader from Africa you could attend the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal:Tiohtiáke from 18 – 21 September via their flagship Scholarship.

One Young World is the global community for young leaders. It inspires young leaders to increase their social impact, builds their skills and capacity, and elevates their profiles both locally and globally.

The annual One Young World Summit convenes 2,000 young leaders, from 190+ countries to develop solutions to the world’s big challenges. They connect, share learnings, and are inspired by political, business and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman and Mary Robinson.

Delegates return to their communities and organisations as One Young World Ambassadors with the connections, insights, and motivation to act, accessing the global community of 15,500+ young leaders to accelerate existing social impact initiatives or establish new ventures.

One Young World strives to identify the most impactful young leaders from every country in the world. Scholarships provide the opportunity for exceptional young people to attend on the merit of their proven leadership and ability to create change in their home country. Leading Africa is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from Africa are represented at One Young World Summits.

What does Leading Africa Scholarship sponsorship pay for?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montréal, Canada.
  • Hotel accommodation between 17 and 21 September 2024.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • The cost of travel to and from Montréal. Your flight to and from Montréal must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.
  • Please note that if you are ultimately selected for a Scholarship and require a visa to enter Canada to attend the One Young World Summit 2024, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The visa costs 165 Canadian Dollars plus the applicable service charge of your local visa application centre. The costs of the visa and the applicable service charge as well as any further costs associated with the visa application (including travel to and from the visa application centre) fall on you as the participant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You are eligible for sponsorship if you:
    • Are between the ages of 18 – 30
    • Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
    • Demonstrate capacity for leadership
    • Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work
    • Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas
    • Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries given.
  • Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. They are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.


  • Please note:
    • They cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that they will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.
    • Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous One Young World Summits.
    • Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not OYW Ambassadors).
    • Due to the overwhelming amount of applications they receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading Africa selection process.
    • They do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.

For more information, visit One Young World.

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