The Future Awards Africa 2015 Prize in Advocacy & Activism is an award which is given to a young person in Africa who has demonstrated exceptional vision, passion, and commitment to a social or developmental cause and made a measurable impact on peoples lives.
The Future Awards Africa 2015 is to celebrate again young people between the ages of 18 and 31, who in their individual fields have made outstanding achievement in the year 2015. Forbes has over the years described the awards as “Most important awards for outstanding young Nigerians”.
Today again, Ford foundation has partnered with The Future Project’s The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) , in their efforts to empower young Nigerians, on the Ford Foundation Prize for Youth Employment. The Future Awards Africa 2015 is now open for nominees who have positively demonstrated, drive and action by individuals actively tackling youth unemployment with positive impact in their localities.
The nominees is going to be selected by the board in charge from each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria of which successful applicants will be interviewed in selected cities. These cities are:
- Port Harcourt
- Kano and
The call for nominations will run for just one month starting from August to end on September, 2015.
CATEGORIES OF THE FUTURES AWARDS AFRICA 2015
1. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology is an award given to a researcher, scientist, innovator, inventor who has distinguished herself or himself and has in the course of the research achieved a measurable breakthrough in the field of science and technology.
2. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action: Future Awards Africa Prize in Community Action is to be given to a young person who has remarkably effected or changed the lives of a community or communities.
3. The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment: The Future Awards Prize in Entertainment an award for a young person in the entertainment industry who has recorded remarkable achievement in music, acting, dance, television, fashion and other fields of entertainment in Africa.
4. The Tony O Elumelu Prize in Business: This award is given to a renowned entrepreneur who has remarkably demonstrated extraordinary vision, leadership, and commitment to running a business enterprise, and recorded measurable business success in terms of growth (profit, market share, employees) and/or in terms of his or her reputation (creativity, quality, and aesthetic).
5. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Public Service is an award for professional or technocrat who has made outstanding contribution in public service.
6. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture: The Future Awards Africa Prize in Agriculture is for an entrepreneur, advocate, or professional who has demonstrated vision, leadership, and commitment and made a remarkable and measurable impact in the field of agriculture, and agro-related causes and organizations.
7. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Enterprise Support: This award is to be given to a young person(s) below 30yrs who has breakthrough or succeeded in running a business or organization whose service or work enhances supports or provides solutions for SMEs.
8. The Future Awards Africa Prize in Education: This award is given to a young person who has recorded remarkable and measurable impact in advancing education through advocacy, activism, innovation, enterprise, and, institution building.
9. The Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year: This prize is awarded to a young African whose work has set him or her apart as a role model, setting the pace for other young leaders on the continent to follow. He/She must also have demonstrated entrepreneurial and leadership abilities, potential to change his or her sector, market awareness.
HOW TO NOMINATE IN FUTURE AWARDS AFRICA 2015
In order to nominate in the future awards Africa, all you need is to
- First click http://thefutureafrica.com/awards/nominate. And the fill the form with your personal information like
- First Name *
- Last Name *
- City *
- Country *