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The Ministry of Youth and Sports announces the statistical classifications of Egyptian applicants for the 2nd Nasser Fellowship for African Leadership held under the auspices of the President of the Republic 

In a statement published today, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced the statistical classifications of Egyptian applicants for the 2nd Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, held under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic, under the theme “South-South Cooperation”. The Fellowship is scheduled for 1-15 June 2021 in Cairo. 

According to the statement, the Ministry of Youth and Sports indicated that the pre-registered Egyptian applicants for the 2nd Cohort numbered about 774 people, with males constituting about 63.8% and females about 36.2%. Almost 46.3% of applicants fall within the 25 to 34 years age group, of which 62.7 % are females and 37.3% are males, and 33.5% within the 20 to 24 years age group, of which 61% are females and 39% are males, while applicants aged between 35 and 40 constituted only about 20.2% of the total, of which 67.5% are females and 32.5% are males. 

The statement added that the Egyptian applicants represented a variety of constituencies, namely from the public, private and government sectors and civil society. The educational degree of Egyptian applicants also varied between students, Bachelor’s degree holders (constituting about 53.2%), postgraduate students, Diploma holders (about 12.8%), Master’s degree holders (about 24.3%), and PhD holders (constituting only 9.7% of the total). 

The Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership builds upon Egypt’s ongoing efforts -following its chairmanship of the African Union for the year 2019- to strengthen the African youth role by providing them with all forms of support, habilitation and training, in addition to empowering them to occupy leadership positions, in order to capitalize on their capacities and insights. It is also one of the implementation mechanisms of the following: Egypt Vision 2030 -10 principles of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization -Africa Agenda 2063 -Sustainable Development Goals 2030 -South – South Cooperation -African Union Roadmap on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth -African Youth Charter. 

The Fellowship targets 100 youth leaders from (Africa – Asia – Latin America), 50% males and 50% females, who are: decision-makers in the Public Sector, AUYVC graduates, executive leaders in the Private Sector, Civil Society actors, heads of National Youth Councils, members of local Councils, young Party Leaders, University faculty members, researchers in Strategic and Intellectual Research Centers, members of Trade Unions, journalists and Media professionals and social Entrepreneurs…etc. 

The Nasser Leadership Fellowship -1st Cohort was launched in June 2019 under the auspices of Prime Minister Dr Mostafa Madbouly, targeting young African executive leaders from different professional disciplines within their own communities, with the objective of popularizing Egypt’s development experience in institution/national character building.

Source:  Nasser Leadership Fellowship

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