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YALDA/AfCFTA 2021-2022 Youth Creative Competition for Young Africans

The Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) in collaboration with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim Bank), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite all youth who are nationals of African countries, as well as those in the diaspora to participate in the YALDA AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition on the topic; “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): What is in it for young Africans?”.

The competition is in three parts. If you believe you can make a difference and want to help educate young people about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), join the essay, infographics and animation competition. They are looking for contents created by you that informs and educate young people about the AfCFTA and the tremendous benefits for Africa’s teeming youth population.

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About Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA)

Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) is a non-profit international organisation that was established in order to create a resourceful networking database for those with a strong interest in Africa. The network is centered around YALDA branches, primarily at African universities, and serves to increase the capacity of youth in Africa for developing positive leadership skills and to espouse an honest work ethic. YALDA directs youth to information and resources provided by individuals and other organisation to help them develop in their careers and also assist t... read more


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YALDA/AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition


Aim and Benefits of YALDA/AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition

  • 1st Place Winner will:
    • Receive $1,000 USD
    • Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners
    • Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners
    • Opportunity to present submission at YALDA or one of the partners’ events
    • Personal time with YALDA and partner institutions Executive Directors, Presidents or Chairpersons
    • Interviews by partner media houses
    • Free-lance contract for winners of the graphic design/animation and/or communications work with partner institutions
    • Short internship opportunity at one of the partner’s institutions (AfCFTA Secretariat or UNDP) for essay category
  • 2nd Place winner will
    • Receive $500 USD
    • Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners
    • Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners
  • 3rd Place winner will
    • Receive $300 USD
    • Mentorship by staff at YALDA or partner institutions for all winners
    • Work published on websites and in publications of YALDA and partners

Requirements for YALDA/AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition Qualification

  • Applicant must be a national of an African Union Member state;
  • Submit a national ID as proof of above;
  • Be residing permanently or temporarily on the continent or the diaspora;
  • Be aged between 18 and 35 years;
  • Be passionate about Africa’s development and deeper understanding of the AfCFTA.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for YALDA/AfCFTA Youth Creative Competition

Winners will be announced November 2021.


Application Deadline

September 30, 2021


How to Apply

Apply to the category you would like to compete in:

For more details,visit YALDA/AfCFTA website



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