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.
South Asian University Information
Founded in 2010, South Asian University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of New Delhi (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), NCT of Delhi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, South Asian University (SAU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. South Asian University (SAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Indian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
- 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.
All essays must be sent to 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.