News and Opportunities

Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

Deadline 30th November 2019.
The Journalism Awards target business journalists from Anglophone and Francophone countries in Africa and aims to recognize and acknowledge the good work of media on the continent.
Submission can be either a published article (print or online)or a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French. The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country. Only 1 article can be entered for each category.

Award Categories

Submission can be either a published article or (print or online), a broadcasted radio/television clip in English or French. The review period is the 12 months leading up to the submission deadline date. Entrants have to be based in an African country.
The categories in the 2020 awards are:
  1. Best Re/Insurance Print Article [English]
  2. Best Re/Insurance Broadcast (TV/Radio) Article [English]
  3. Best Re/Insurance Online Article [English]
  4. Best Re/Insurance French article [Print, Broadcast or Online]
For More Information visit Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 

Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020 for African secondary school Students

Application Deadline: 12 February 2020.
Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS) is an intensive academic and enrichment program designed for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make a meaningful impact as young leaders on the continent.
Participants will enhance their academic skills, receive university admission and financial aid application guidance, and join a network of young leaders from across Africa. Following the eight-day program, students will be paired with mentors who will help advise them throughout the university application process. There are no tuition, meal, or lodging costs for students to participate in YYAS.
  • Age: You must be at least 14 years old by the application deadline (12 February 2020) to be considered. Please note that a typical YYAS student is between the ages of 15 and 18
  • English: You must be able to participate in a rigorous academic curriculum conducted in English.
  • Citizenship: You must be a citizen or permanent resident of an African country. YYAS will also accept applications from refugees living in an African country.
  • School location: You must currently attend school in an African country.
  • Graduation date: If you attend school in the Northern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by the earliest May/June 2021. If you attend school in the Southern Hemisphere, you must be graduating secondary school by earliest November/December 2020. Students who will graduate secondary school before August 2020 are NOT eligible to apply.
For more information visit the Yale Young African Scholars Program 2020

NLNG 2020 SIWES Industrial Attachment Programme for young Nigerians

Application Deadline: November 13th 2019
The application is fully open to all undergraduates seeking to undergo 6 months or 1 year Industrial Training from any field related to Oil and Gas.
The SIWES application portal is now open and interested candidates can apply for placement.
  • For best experience and performance, applicants are encouraged to use a desktop or laptop with internet explorer 11 and above or google chrome
  • Click on Guidelines to read on how to register and apply.
  • Click on Register Here to register your new account on the portal.
    • Use a valid email address
    • Use an easy-to-remember USERNAME and Password 
  • The application form comes up after successful registration 
  • Fill out the application form and submit
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful submission.

Injini EdTech incubator programme 2019/2020 for EdTech entrepreneurs in Africa (Fully Funded to Cape Town, South Africa)

Application Deadline: 10 December 2019.
Do you have a technology-driven or technology-enabled innovation that could improve educational outcomes in Africa? Are you looking to take your early-stage startup to the next level?
Injini is the first educational technology (EdTech) incubator or accelerator on the African continent. Based in South Africa, Injini invests in promising African EdTech startups and works closely with them to ultimately achieve their goal of positively impacting educational outcomes on the continent.
The Cohort 4 Incubation Programme will be made up of three phases.

  • Your EdTech startup is based in Africa and focused on improving educational outcomes somewhere on the continent.
  • Your solution is aiming to address a key problem related to education in Africa.
  • Your solution is evidence-based — meaning, you can point to research that backs up your methods or hypothesis.
  • Your company is registered and a certificate of incorporation can be shared with the Injini team upon request.
  • Your startup has (at least) a minimum viable product or prototype.
  • Your startup has (at least) one full-time founder.
  • One or more decision-making members of your startup’s founding team can travel to Cape Town during Phases 1 and 3 of the incubation programme.
  • Participating founders from outside of South Africa must have a valid passport and eligibility to apply for a South African visa.
  • Participating founders must be fluent in English.
For more information visit the Injini EdTech incubator programme 


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