This development is to give room for more credible nominations from all across Africa.
“The nominations we have received so far have been awe -inspiring and as the team goes around Africa conducting town hall meetings and hearing of the innovation and leadership being shown by young people in various communities around Africa, it has been decided that it is imperative to extend nominations to capture more of what the youth have to offer in solving their continents biggest problems”- said Mfon Ekpo, Executive Director, The Future Project Africa
The awards seek nominations from the general public, of young Africans between the ages of 18 and 31 who have been able to create incredible impact and well documented accomplishments within their community or globally in the last year. These achievements should revolve around their results, potential for growth and the ability to inspire other young Africans.
Highlighting the theme for this year’s10th anniversary “Imagine Africa!” the search continues for young achievers fulfilling the promise of the continent. TFAA is proud to demonstrate the richness and variety of positive change catalyzed by these young ideas.
The award categories for 2015 are:
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Advocacy
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action
? The Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment
? The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support
? The Future Awards Africa Prize for African Young Person of the Year
? The Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment (Nigeria)
Nominations officially close at 12midnight, 30 September, 2015.
The Future Awards Africa is supported by Ford Foundation, Microsoft, the U.S Consulate, the Canadian High Commission and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Official Media Partners are EbonyLife TV, AfricaMagic, TELL Communications, Ventures Africa, and Y! Africa. Official Online Partners are Premium Times, BellaNaija and 360nobs.
The official bloggers for 2015 are Olorisupergal, Omojuwa.com, Ameyaw.com and NigeriaNewsDesk. Country partners are Information Nigeria and Pulse.ng.
Follow @TFAAfrica to keep up with the latest news on TFAA. The official hashtags for 2015 are #ImagineAfrica and #TFAA2015.