Call for Application: ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024

  •  Contest
  •  31-Mar-2024
  •   Africa
  • $$  $6,000

The African Center for Governance and Economic Management (ACGEM) is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting essay competition on the theme: “Embracing Homegrown Democracy in Africa: Unlocking the Potential of African Democracies”.

In pursuit of fostering intellectual discourse and promoting innovative ideas for the advancement of governance and economic management in Africa, ACGEM invites young scholars, students, policymakers, and thought leaders from across Africa to engage in a thought-provoking discussion on the subject of homegrown democracy in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to citizens of African countries between the ages of 18 – 35.

Offered Benefits

  • 1st Place:

    • $3000 cash prize
    • All-expense-paid trip to ACGEM headquarters in Accra for a 1-month internship
  • 2nd Place:

    • $2000 cash prize
  • 3rd Place:

    • $1000 cash prize

Application Process

  • Essays should be written in English and should not exceed 5000 words.
  • Essays should be formatted in Times New Roman, with a font size of 12, and a line spacing of 1.5.
  • Submissions should be emailed to   and copied to  .
  • All submissions should include a cover letter with the participant’s name, contact information, and a brief profile not exceeding 500
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