Call For Applications: Youth4Afsol (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) is looking to create such a space for young Africans through its own Youth4AfSol event. With a focus on peace and security, this platform will be solely dedicated to giving an opportunity for young Africans to share their ideas in shaping African solutions to Africa’s problems.

Youth4Afsol is grounded in the understanding that only locally generated ideas that connect Africa to the global community, and one led by Africa’s youth, can ensure sustainable change. Through bringing together bright visionaries from across Africa, IPSS aims to champion the cause of young people, who lie at the core of African solutions.

Application guidelines

Applicants should:

  • Be between the ages of 21-35 at the time of application.
  • Complete the application form available on the IPSS website (
  • Submit a 1,000-word essay on one of the following themes:  African youth, migration and poverty  Natural resource governance in Africa 2  Citizen participation in governance  Peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction in Africa  The challenges of terrorism and violent extremism  State building in Africa If you have other thematic ideas that fall outside of the following themes, please communicate it to us and we will let you know if the proposed theme is acceptable.
  • Submit a recommendation letter from a supervisor, or from a lecturer if in school.
  • Submit a resume/CV (maximum 3 pages).
  • Anchor ideas in “African solutions to Africa’s problems” that are innovative, unique and practical. Selection procedure A neutral selection committee will select seven participants to present their idea to a live audience at Addis Ababa University.

To apply:

Download the application form below

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Deadline is March 10, 2017

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2 thoughts on “Call For Applications: Youth4Afsol (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

  1. My name is Mustafe Elmi I am very interesting to be member these opportunity thanks for your


  2. You did the good work my dear African youth, thank for work done Africa will unify as a one state at this time “my dream”. This deplomamcy opportunity will bring us together as family. Let work together to bring peace and solve all problems of African countries.
    I’m from South Sudan, but live in Addis Ababa.
    “If you give me chance to joine it I will appreciated”


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