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African Union 2022 Summit Essay Contest for Young Africans

The African Union Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification will be convened under the theme “Industrialising Africa: Renewed commitment towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization and Economic Diversification.”

The Summit will be convened as  part of the Africa Industrialization Week annual commemorative activities. Given the importance of industrialization and economic transformation in Africa, the 20th of every November is commemorated as the Africa Industrialization Day,adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity in July 1989, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The Africa Industrialization Day provides an opportunity to key stakeholders to reflect on Africa’s industrialization by looking at how the continent can change its current status quo. Since 2018, the Africa Industrialization Day has been commemorated with weeklong events, marking a departure from the one-day tradition, and which affords more time to reflect and accelerate actions towards Africa’s structural transformation, as an enabler to meet the objectives of Agenda 2063, and SDGs, 2030.

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About African Union

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). The main objectives of the OAU were to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonisation and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity amongst African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation... read more


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African Union Summit Essay Contest


Aim and Benefits of African Union Summit Essay Contest

1st Prize will receive:

  • AUC issued Certificate
  • Round trip from home country to the AU Summit on Industrialization and Economic
  • Diversification in Niamey, Niger.
  • Accommodation during the said Summit
  • Present the essay to the Summit to leaders, and technical experts

2nd and 3rd prize:

  •  AUC issued Certificate
  • Publication on the AUC website.

Requirements for African Union Summit Essay Contest Qualification

  • The competition is open to young people 15 – 35 from All African Union Member States.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • The essay can be submitted in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish)

The winning essay will be presented at the AU Summit on Industrialization and Economic Diversification in Niger. The essay will be used as a guideline, a voice of young people and their views on the promotion of SMEs and Innovation on the continent especially leveraging from the AfCFTA.
The essay should be centred around the Summit theme, elaborate the challenges and actions within the region and solutions to those challenges. It should also include one of the AU Agenda 2063 aspirations:

  • Aspiration 1: A prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development
  • Aspiration 2: An integrated continent, politically united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
  • Aspiration 6: An Africa, whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for African Union Summit Essay Contest

  • Program will last from 20 – 25 November 2022.

Application Deadline

September 30, 2022


How to Apply

All essays must be sent to [email protected] by the 30th of September 2022 at 23:59 pm EAT. 

All authors must sign and submit the Attestation of Authorization form. Download the form here.

For more details,visit AU website


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