The FUTURE AFRICA CHALLENGE is a special project administered by the Future Africa Leaders Foundation to motivate and inspire creativity in young people within Africa and Africans in the diaspora to proffer innovative solutions to the challenges in Africa.
The future Africa challenge is an initiative designed to explore the creative potentials of young Africans in Africa and the diaspora. It is aimed at exploring the potentials of young innovators within 7 categories of engagement (Education, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Humanitarian, Agriculture, Advocacy and Movie), who are solving problems with innovative idea, means, methods, solutions and projects.
The Future Africa Challenge is set to help the creative thinker, the inventor, the innovator, the person who wants to make a difference, the person who wants to see a change, become a change agent.
Africa is the world’s most youthful continent with approximately over 200 million youths between ages 15 and 24. Africa’s young people are our future leaders and will be the driving force behind sustainable growth across the continent.
The Future Africa Leaders Foundation is a Chris Oyakhilome Foundation Initiative aimed at exploring and expanding the leadership potentials in Africa and for Africa. We identify, celebrate and support young Africans who have demonstrated exemplary leadership by impacting their generation positively through technology, education, agriculture, humanitarian advocacy, entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, movies, mentoring programs, community development projects, medical outreaches and other projects aimed at building young people and preparing them for a positive future.
As part of our contribution to growth and development in Africa as a whole, the Future Africa Leaders Foundation recognizes and awards youth leaders who have greatly impacted their communities and countries. This annual award is sponsored by the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation Initiative. Since inception of the Future Africa Leaders Awards in 2013, youth leaders have been awarded from several African countries which include: South Sudan, Nigeria, Botswana, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, Cameroon, Togo, cote d’ivoire, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, etc.
In order to inspire and encourage the involvement of African youths in nation building and propagating acts of humanitarian service, to ensure sustainable solutions that will guaranty a felicitous and providential future for Africa and Africans, the Future Africa Leaders Foundation initiated the Leadership Initiative Award where over 35 million young people are mobilized, motivated to tackle societal challenges through innovative means, methods, projects and programs.