Four Africans are among sixteen innovators, activists and
entrepreneurs from 12 countries that have been shortlisted for this
year’s Commonwealth youth awards, organisers said.
The awards recognise young people whose innovative projects have
made a real impact in helping their countries achieve the United
Nations' sustainable development goals and received more than 500
entries from 40 countries.
All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1
000 to expand the scope of their projects. The winners in each of the
award’s four regional categories will earn a trip to London to attend a
ceremony on March 11 and receive another £3 000. The overall
pan-Commonwealth winner will take home a total of £5 000.
“With now only 10 years remaining to implement the ...