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The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 has recently launched and is calling for nominations. The ninth installment of this annual event aims to inspire African leadership and build enterprise by promoting experts from fields that include business, innovation, education and entertainment.
“As the world focuses on Africa, with global leaders weighing in on our most pressing solutions, we 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 initiative is supported by Microsoft, the US Consulate and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The event has also expanded to include the two-day Future Africa Awards Summit. The summit will see the continent’s most influential leaders and institutions gather to chart immediate action-points for the 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.
Future Africa Awards 2014 is encouraging people from all over the African continent between the ages of 18 and 31 to submit their nominations in relevant field of expertise. The categories include the following:
- 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.
Nominations end on 12 June. To submit your nominations please follow this link.