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One Young World Leading Africa Scholarship (Canada) 2024

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.

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 our next annual Summit.

Aim and Benefits 

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2024 in Montre?al, Canada.
  • Hotel accommodation between 17 and 21 September 2024.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • The cost of travel to and from Montre?al. Your flight to and from Montre?al must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.


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 listed below:

 Algeria Angola Benin Botswana

Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Cape Verde

Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Congo, The Republic of the Cote d'Ivoire Djibouti Egypt

Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia eSwatini, Kingdom of

Gabon Gambia, The Ghana Guinea

Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho Liberia

Libya, State of Madagascar Malawi Mali

Mauritania Mauritius Morocco Mozambique

Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda

Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone

Somalia South Africa South Sudan Sudan

Tanzania, United Republic of Togo Tunisia Uganda

Zambia Zimbabwe 

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by mid-May 2024. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team if you have been shortlisted.

Please note:

  • We cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we 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 we receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading Africa selection process.
  • We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.

Application Deadline

April 9, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to One Young World on to apply

For more details, visit One Young World website.

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