ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024: A Chance to Showcase Your Voice and Vision for Africa


Are you a young African citizen between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for democracy, governance, and economic management in Africa? If yes, then you might be interested in the ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024, a prestigious contest that invites you to express your ideas and perspectives on the theme: “Embracing Homegrown Democracy in Africa: Unlocking the Potential of African Democracies”.

The ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024 is organized by the African Center for Governance and Economic Management (ACGEM), a leading think tank that provides research, analysis, and policy advice on governance and economic issues in Africa. The competition aims to foster dialogue, collaboration, and innovation among young African leaders and stakeholders, as well as to promote democratic values and practices in Africa.

Benefits of Participating in the ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024

  • 1st Place: $3000 cash prize; All-expense-paid trip to ACGEM headquarters in Accra for a 1-month internship
  • 2nd Place: $2000 cash prize
  • 3rd Place: $1000 cash prize

Requirements for Participating in the ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024

  • Essays should be written in English and should not exceed 5000 words
  • Essays should be formatted in Times New Roman, with a font size of 12, and a line spacing of 1.5
  • Essays should be original, creative, and evidence-based

Submission Deadline and Winners Announcement

The submission deadline is June 28th, 2024. The winners will be announced on September 30th, 2024.

If you are interested in participating in the ACGEM Youth Essay Competition 2024, please visit the official website here for more information and guidelines. You can also follow ACGEM on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates and opportunities.