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[1] Become the next Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur:

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, opens applications on its TEFConnect digital platform (  January 1, 2021.The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is a $100million commitment made by the Elumelu family to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs over a 10-year period through, training, mentorship and funding. The goal is to create at least 1million jobs and contribute over $10 billion in revenue to the African economy. 

Visit the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme at

Application Deadline: March 31 2021
Are you a young African man or woman with a business idea or start-up business that is less than 5 years old? Apply to the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on to receive $5,000 seed capital, training, mentorship & access to networking opportunities.


[2] Rice Business Plan Competition - The largest and richest graduate student competition 

Rice University Business Plan Graduate-level Student Startup Competition 2021 ($1.5 million in Cash and Prizes).

Application Deadline: April 5-9 2021

The Rice Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, which is Rice University's internationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of entrepreneurship, and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. 2020 was the 20th year for the competition! In that time, it has grown from nine teams competing for $10,000 in prize money in 2001, to 42 teams from around the world competing for more than $1.5 million in cash and prizes. Even in the virtual environment, the competition provided an unparalleled experience for the participants by designing a diverse program over the course of three-days, with significant time designated for feedback and interaction with the judging panel.


In total, more than $1.3 million in investment, cash and in-kind prizes was awarded to the teams at the 2020 Rice Business Plan Competition. 
Prizes offered at the 2021 RBPC are expected to mirror this year's prizes.


[3] Abu Dhabi University Scholarships Bachelors/Masters/Phd

Scholarships of Abu Dhabi University include financial aid programs that help the students to build the key pillars of educational and academic objectives. All students will be able to get equal opportunities while studying on campus. Moreover, students will be able to actively contribute to society.


Go to this website:

Application Deadline:

There are timelines that are open throughout the year;

   Spring Semester

  • 18 February 2021


  Summer Semester

  • 17 June 2021

Eligibility Criteria of Abu Dhabi University Scholarships 2021:

  • All national and international students may apply.

  • All candidates must be willing to be a full-time student.

  • A candidate must be good in health.

  • A candidate must have English Proficiency Certificate

[4] WHO Internship Program 2021

Begin your career in an international firm. WHO Internship Program 2021 is a dynamic and competent opportunity. By availing of this opportunity, you will be a part of a diverse health system that is crucial to run advance and competent health goals globally.


 - Provide a framework for assigning postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes that can enhance their educational experience through practical assignments.

- Expose students to the work of WHO.

- Provide WHO programmes with input from students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programmes, although other disciplines can be considered as appropriate such as communication, external relations or human resources.

The duration of WHO internships is between six to twenty four weeks depending on the needs of the WHO technical unit and the intern’s availability.


Working Areas:

  • Public Health

  • Medical,

  • Social field related to WHO

Eligibility Criteria WHO Internship Program 2021:

  • Candidates must belong to WHO member countries.

  • A candidate must be 20 years or older.

  • A candidate must a full-time student in either an undergraduate or graduate program.

  • A fresh graduate may also apply.

  • A candidate must have completed at least 3 years of a full-time student at a university.

  • A candidate must have 1st degree either in medical, social, Public health, or a technical work of WHO.

  • A candidate is not eligible if his father, mother, or sibling is a WHO staff member.

  • A candidate must be fluent in one of the working languages.

  • A candidate must not be a part of any previous WHO internship.

  • A candidate must have a valid passport.


Check the World Bank Internship 2021 at


How to Apply for World Health Organisation Internship 2021?

  • A candidate is instructed to look for the WHO internship opportunities (United Nations Internships) on the official website

  • After selecting the vacancy, he or she may apply after signing up for the WHO account.

  • Now all interested candidates may apply in the interesting field of internship.

  • Due to COVID, internships are limited but would resume according to the future pandemic situation.


All applications should be made through the vacancies posted on the WHO Careers site using the WHO corporate recruitment system (Stellis) using this web link:

[5] Women in Africa (WIA) Young Leaders Programme 2021 for young African Women Leaders.

Application Deadline: 15th of April 2021

In 2021, WIA is launching the first edition of the WIA Young Leaders Programme, developed in collaboration with its partners Dior and Lazard. Through this programme, WIA and its partners want to support and promote young African women leaders. In 2021, five selected Young Leaders will benefit from an international support program. The goal is to roll out this program every year, with the vision of opening it up to more than 400 young women by 2030.


Each application will be reviewed according to specific criteria such as:
· Interest in Africa’s development and a vision for the continent;
· The ability to reconcile business conduct and social impact;
· Awareness of the need for and importance of public-private dialogue;
· The ability to become decision-makers at the highest level;
· The strength of conviction combined with a sense for teamwork;
· Social ascension: self-made paths will be a priority;
· Strong bonds to Africa: the candidate – or her parents – must be born in an African country or be linked to an activity or cause in Africa;
· Humility, empathy and resilience.


The five winners will benefit from a two-part programme: they will first take a digital training course covering women’s leadership and skills needed for the future, taking place in the second quarter of 2021. Then, they will attend the in-person-session part of the programme, during the month of September, which will take place in Paris.

[6] Vivo Energy Apprenticeship Programme 2021 for young Ugandans.

Application Deadline: March 31st 2021

The Vivo Energy Apprentice Program seeks young, smart and driven graduates to join them for one year and render support in various aspects of the business while gaining valuable experience in one of the world’s leading energy firms.

This program will enable apprentices;

Gain valuable hands on experience in various functions within the business.
Attend to work, and carry out objectives in accordance to the employer's lawful instructions.
Work towards achieving the qualification or statement of attainment stated in the training contract.


Opportunities exist in:

Customer Services
Lubricant Sales(Analytics)
Health, Security, Safety, Environment and Quality(HSSEQ)
Human Resources


Honors degree in Finance, Business Administration, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Social Sciences, engineering and any other related discipline.
Should have graduated within the last 2 years or awaiting graduation.
A 1st or 2nd class degree is an added advantage
Must have passed UACE with at least 10 points and must have a credit in Math and English in UCE.

[7] The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2021 Pitch Competition for young Changemakers.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Established in 2013, the Youth Summit is an annual event hosted by the World Bank Group (WBG) to engage with youth globally on the most pressing topics facing our generation. The WBG Youth Summit is an affiliate of the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) network, the largest volunteer organization at the WBG, which aims to inspire and empower youth within and outside the institution. 


The competition is open to teams of 1 to 5 individuals aged 18 to 35. Participants must be nationals from World Bank member countries. 
Participants can be students, as well as people in the work force or any other occupation. No prior experience in any particular field or topic is necessary. 
You need to be committed to implement the solution after the competition. Diverse team compositions are advised, but not required.


Be mentored by Youth Summit 2019 finalists and World Bank experts Network with leading professionals and young social entrepreneurs around the world Participate and learn in events and workshops Seed-funding

[8]  One World Media Fellowship 2021 for aspiring journalists and filmmakers

Application Deadline: April 7th 2021

One World Media Fellowship is aimed at aspiring journalists and filmmakers who seek to make a career out of reporting on stories from the global south. Working in film, print, audio or multimedia, our Fellows’ projects bring together integrity and creativity to present underreported stories that break down stereotypes and build cross-cultural connections.

In 2021, we will select 20 Fellows. One World Media Fellowship have 10 spaces for applicants based anywhere in the world, and 10 spaces reserved for applicants from across Africa.


£1,000 production grant
Executive Producer for your project
Career mentorship
Workshops and webinars by industry experts
Fair Reporting and Security Guidance
Introductions to commissioners
Network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni

[9] McKinsey & Company Next Generation Women Leaders Program EMEA 2021 for young Professionals

Application Deadline: March 23rd 2021

Next Generation Women Leaders EMEA will begin the evening of Thursday, May 6 with welcome words, an opportunity to ask questions, and ample time to get to know one another in an informal setting. Across the next two days, May 7 – 8, attendees will participate in interactive workshops, hear from inspirational speakers and work with facilitators to further shape their leadership style, helping them become trailblazers in their personal and professional lives. During the program attendees will have an opportunity not only to learn more about McKinsey and leadership skills but also focus on personal development, in particular confidence and effective communication skills.


To be considered for NGWL EMEA, you must be currently based in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (or have strong ties with Europe, the Middle East, or Africa). You must also be:

a Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, or MBA student graduating no later than 2022
a professional with up to eight years of work experience

To apply, please submit the following by March 23:

Your resume in English, which should include details of your education and grades, work experience, and extracurricular activities and achievements
Office location (based on geographic or industry ties) OR business function (based on industry experience)—this is necessary so that our colleagues from those offices or business functions can objectively review your application


[10] Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program 2022 for mid-career professionals (Fully Funded to study in Harvard, USA)

Application Deadline: April 30th 2021

Harvard University President Derek Bok established the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program in 1979 to address the needs of South Africans denied access to advanced education by the apartheid system. The creation of this program was a direct response to the strong movement by Harvard students and faculty during the divestment campaigns of the 1970s. The Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program continues to serve as an intellectual resource for talented South Africans, with the goal of providing a “transformational experience” at Harvard University during the fellowship year.

The program was established, and is still intended, for mid-career professionals educationally disadvantaged by past laws and resource allocations in South Africa. Today, HSAFP seeks to expand its reach to institutions and organizations across South Africa in a continued effort to draw the broadest possible range of candidates for the program. The program is open to all South Africans who qualify. Priority will be extended to mid-career applicants from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups, including applicants from rural areas outside urban centers.


The fellowship provides for payment of all tuition for the full period of enrollment at Harvard. 
The fellowship also funds round-trip airfare between the fellow’s city of residence and Boston.
A monthly stipend is provided to fellows, with the exception of those enrolled in the Executive Education Programs, to cover the cost of housing and other living expenses. Housing is usually in university graduate dormitories.

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