• Saturday, April 13, 2024
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15 Africans bag Dangote’s sponsored global young leaders’ awards

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  Fifteen Africans including six Nigerians are among 199 honorees that have been selected for the 2013 Young Global Leaders Award of the World Economic Forum (WEF) instituted by The Dangote Fellowship.

Of the 15 honorees, eight have been adjudged eligible for Young Global Leaders (YGL) Dangote Fellowship, a fellowship that gives them the opportunity of being sponsored fully to regional and global events being organised by the World Economic Forum.

Dangote Fellowship, instituted by the Dangote Foundation, has sponsored the members of the community of the YGLs to various private programmes at the Annual General Meeting of the New Champions in China, World Economic Forum in India, several meetings in Davos and the WEF Educational Module in the United States of America (USA).

Since its inception, The Dangote Fellowship programme has funded 35 trips for 14 African Young Global Leaders with the opportunity to increase their participation to regional and global events organised by the World Economic Forum.

The Young Global Leader award is an honour bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognise the most distinguished leaders under the age of 40, nominated from around the world.

“The Class of 2013 represents the best of today’s leaders under the age of 40. They will be joining a truly global community of more than 1,000 active YGL members and alumni – a community of diverse perspectives but united in its shared purpose of creating a better world.”