Young Leaders 2021 Programme
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The suspension of the 2020 recruitment campaign which was suspended due to the Covid19 crisis, the French-African Foundation is relaunching and expanding its Young Leaders programme. As we know it is designed to identify and bring together engaged young African and French talents. Those who have projects and need to take a position in building a standard future. Staff numbers have tripled, new programme procedures and operational recommendations have been developed: 2021 will be marked by a rise in the number of participants, and the call for applications closes on 21 March. It was launched on February 17. The results will be released in May. 

The challenges brought by the covid19 crisis, the Foundation’s flagship programme is changing scale with a threefold increase in staff numbers. This year, at the top of the choice process, 100 African and French Young Leaders, aged between 28 and 40, are going to be selected within the respect of gender parity.

The laureates are going to be divided into two groups of fifty , each participating during a five-day high-level participative session, in France or Senegal, on the theme of resilience. They are allowing the French and Senegalese perspectives to be compared. These rich discussions will cause a report in spring 2022, including operational recommendations , intended for national and international, public and personal decision-makers.

For this year they will also include a “Sport & Development” focus in order to engage the Franco-African communities. They want to highlight the economic and social stakes of the contribution of sport to development.

Data source: French African Foundation

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