UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2019 for young Africans ($USD 2,000+ Prize & Funded to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Application Deadline: Friday, 21st June, 2019 at 17:00 hours (GMT)

African citizens between the age of 18 and 25 years are invited to submit their essays for this year’s Leadership Essay Competition organised by UONGOZI Institute.

The UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition aims to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and sustainable development.


This year’s Competition aims to solicit thoughts on promoting good natural resource management for socio-economic transformation in Africa. The essays should respond to the following question:

“If you were an African leader, how would you promote sustainable use of the renewable natural resources for fostering socio-economic transformation in Africa?”

All essays must be typed. The maximum length is two (2) A4 pages. The format shall be of single spaced, Arial font size 11 with page margins of 1 inch (2.54 cm) for each margin, and sent as a Microsoft Word document.

Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, use of language and appropriateness to contest theme.

All essays must be written in English.


A grand prize of USD $2,000 will be awarded to the overall winner.  Up to five winners will be selected.

The winners will receive their awards at a prize giving ceremony to be held during the African Leadership Forum Gala Dinner on 29th August, 2019, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The ceremony will be attended by former African Heads of State and other distinguished leaders from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society. The overall winner will be asked to read the winning essay at the event.


Applicants must be African citizens between the age of 18 and 25 years.


Essays should be submitted by email to: [email protected]

Applicants must also submit a written Statement of Originality and ownership of intellectual property rights.

The final deadline for submission will be Friday, 21st June, 2019 at 17:00 hours (GMT). The winners will be notified via email on the third week of July, 2019.Feedback will not be provided on individual essays.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition 2019


  1. Africa has more than enough which can help it transform into a self-sustaining continent.
    We young African citizens are committed at ensuring and preserving the well-being of the future Africa.

  2. […] Le concours de dissertation en leadership est organisé chaque année par l’Institut UONGOZI offrir un espace aux jeunes d’Afrique et à la prochaine génération de dirigeants de la région pour contribuer à d’importantes discussions sur le leadership et le développement durable. Depuis 2013, sept compétitions ont été organisées. […]


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