The Central Working Committee for The Future Awards has announced the formal calendar of activities for The Future Awards 2013, which is the 8th season of the awards.
“It has been seven years of inspiring young Nigerian leaders across the country,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future Project.
“We have visited 23 states with the awards, the town hall meetings, conferences amongst others and we have touched thousands of lives. That legacy will remain.”
Mr. Jideonwo announced that this year’s award will go continental.
“After visiting Ghana, South Africa and Ethiopia, we are excited to announce that The Future Awards will go continental for the first time – and this move is timed to coincide with the just-concluded 50th anniversary celebration of the African Union,” he said.
This year’s edition is hosted in partnership with the youth office of the African Union Commission, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and nominations for the awards’ biggest prize, Young Person of the Year, is to be Africa-based.
“We are very proud of The Future Awards because it has always been based on performance and achievement,” said Raymonde Agossou, who is Head of the Division Human Resources and Youth Development of the African Union Commission.
“Those values have remained intact and should always be.”
PREMIUM TIMES Acting Managing Editor, Idris Akinbajo, was declared the Young Person of the Year in the 2012 edition of the awards which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, last year.
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Activities leading to the future awards 2013 include:
Official Announcement of The Future Awards 2013 + Young Person of the Year: The Africa Prize – Addis Ababa, May 2013
Release of Nominees List – Lagos, June 2013
The Future Business Master-Class – Lagos, June 2013
United States Consul-General hosts The Future Awards Nominees – Lagos, July 2013
Nigeria Leadership Initiative hosts The Future Awards Nominees – Lagos, July 2013.
Nominations are on can be made on the website www.thefutureafrica.
The event holds in August 2013. Judges will be officially unveiled in a statement next week. There will be no public voting for The Future
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