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Nominations are now open for the 2018 West African Youth Awards, which recognizes spirited youth leaders who are making outstanding contributions to the development of Africa – and the realization of the Agenda 2063 vision plan of the African Union (AU).

Conferred annually by the Young African Leaders Forum (YALF), the WAYAwards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a colleague whose effort you admire or respect. It recognizes young West African leaders who have made distinguished contributions to their communities.

YALF understands that there are fewer honours and awards than people who deserve them. Because receiving honours and awards are so rare, we have reserved WAYAwards for people who have achieved excellence in their fields and made observable changes and accomplishments in the West African region.

Whilst the 2018 WAYAwards will be conferred across various categories and fields, it is pertinent to note the award committee will only accept a nomination for one category or field per person. Nominations on different categories or fields for one individual will lead to automatic disqualification. You can nominate yourself and another outstanding youth leader for any of the following awards:

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