“It has been seven years of inspiring young Nigerian leaders across the country. We have visited 23 states with the awards, the town hall meetings, conferences amongst others and we have touched thousands of lives. That legacy will remain.
This year however, after visiting Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia, we are excited to announce that The Future Awards will go continental for the first time – and this move is timed to coincide with the just-concluded 50th anniversary celebration of the African Union.” Those are the words of Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future Project on the exciting calendar schedule of the 8th Season of The Future Awards Project.
This edition is hosted in partnership with the youth office to the African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the nominations for the awards biggest prize; Young Person of the Year is Africa-based. Judges for the awards will be disclosed in a statement next week.
The calender of activities leading up to The Future Awards 2013
- Official announcement of The Future Awards 2013 + Young Person of the Year: The Africa Prize – Addis Ababa: May 2013
- Release of Nominees List: June 2013, Lagos
- The Future Business Master-Class: June 2013, Lagos
- United States Consul-General hosts The Future Awards Nominees: July 2013, Lagos
- Nigeria Leadership Initiative hosts The Future Awards Nominees: July 2013, Lagos
Nominations are now on. Please nominate any inspiring young Nigerian between 18 ans 31 years of age in the categories below by going to the website www.thefutureafrica.com/awards. No Internet? Call or SMS 08022226712. Please also note that there will be no public voting.
For more information on the nomination process, watch Chude Jideonwo explain better HERE. Also watch Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Raymond Agossou, Tony O. Elumelu, Onyeka Onwenu, Frank Nweke & others talk about the Future Awards 2013 HERE.
See the full list of the 16 categories HERE: TheFutureAwardsNominationCategories
Date: August 2013
Contact: For more information please visit www.thefutureafrica.com/awards or Follow on Twitter @TFAAfrica
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