” . . . (W)e are excited to launch yet another season of the premier event for Africa’s young leaders,” said Adebola Williams, who is co-founder of the awards.
“The Future Africa Awards & Summit (TFAAS) has, this year, fully expanded its mission across the continent, to identify exceptional young leaders, celebrate their achievements, and present them as leading the new set of young Africans who will be shaping the future of Africa and the world.”
Nominations have now opened. Below are the categories:
The Future Awards Prize in Advocacy
The Future Awards Prize in Agriculture
The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
The Future Awards Prize in Community Action
The Future Awards Prize in Education
The Future Awards Prize in Enterprise Support
The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment
The Future Awards Prize in Public Service
The Future Awards Prize in Technology
The Future Awards Prize for African Young Person of the Year.
Nominees must be of African origin, and be aged 18 – 31. To nominate, go to thefutureafrica.com/awards or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If Internet access is a problem, send an SMS to +234 802 222 6712.
The awards has also been expanded to The Future Africa Awards & Summit, a 2-day ideas-fest, where the continent’s most influential leaders and institutions with portfolios on youth will gather to chart immediate action-points for expansion of jobs and opportunities, as well as good governance and citizen engagement.
“This is the largest home-grown network of policy-makers, business people, and other stakeholders in Young Africa,” said Williams.
The official media campaign for the season will be unveiled at noon on Monday, 12 May. The Board of Judges and Independent Audit Committee selecting the award winners will be unveiled shortly after.
The Future Africa Awards 2014 is supported by Microsoft, the US Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, Cool FM and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are MemeBurn, BellaNaija, and Linda Ikeji Blog. The official bloggers for 2014 are Omojuwa, Olorisupergal and Ameyaw.com. Channels Television is the host station for Nigeria.
For more information, visit @TFAAfrica on Twitter or the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards. The official hashtags for 2014 are #TFAAS2014 and #TheFutureAfrica.