Deadline: 28th December 2016

Over 170 young Africans and organisations from 35 African countries have been announced as Finalists for the 2016 Africa Youth Awards.
The shortlisted nominees, who were announced on the 7th December, have been progressed to the final stages and are currently being voted for by the public ahead of the announcement of winners on 1st January, 2017.

The Awards which will be hosted during the Heads of State Summit in Addis Ababa next year, is in partnership with the African Youth Commission, Avance Media, Global Skills Exchange, My Naija Naira and Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH.

In an interview with the COO of Africa Youth Awards, Terser Adamu, he reiterated, “Africa Youth Awards shines a light on the amazing work of young people and organisations who are using their skills, knowledge and experience to progress the African continent and positively move it in the right direction. We strive to recognise their hard work and ingenuity, celebrate their success and share their stories to motivate and inspire others.Over the past three years we’ve seen some amazing examples of the good that strong leadership in African youth can do. Every year our judging panel from a range of charity and business industries face an incredibly difficult job picking the finalists from a host of incredible entries. The level of quality this year has surpassed our expectations.  I’m even more encouraged this year as I feel we have strong representation from across all of Africa.
I feel that this is one way that we can contribute to building a stronger, more united but competitive African continent.”

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