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Pan-African Green Leaders Academy Application Open

The next Green Leaders Academy will run from March 1-April 30, 2023. It is part of a broader initiative led by 10 Billion Strong which aims to train 1 million green leaders in 36 key countries by 2030.

The program will be conducted online, in English, and is focused on preparing emerging youth leaders to understand key environmental issues, and learn how to use the civic engagement to effectively address environmental challenges.
Participants who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for small-grants to support environmental impact projects in their communities.

In Partnership with the Pan-African Youth Union

This Green Leaders Academy is organized in partnership with the Pan-African Youth Union and is designed to serve youth leaders from the 55 Member States of the African Union aged 18-35.


10 Billion Strong alumni should not apply, since the course is the same as past Green Leaders Academies.

Application opens: February 1, 2023
Application closes: February 23, 2023
Selection decisions: February 26, 2023
Program start: March 1, 2023
Program end date: April 30, 2023
Participants who join the program will work towards the following outcomes:
  • Gain an understanding of the most pressing environmental issues impacting their communities and the planet.
  • Develop personal and civic efficacy, as well as key social connections to support environmental actions.
The following environmental literacy, leadership, and civic engagement topics will be addressed:​
  • Global Environmental Overview
  • Circular Economy
  • Conservation
  • Climate Change, Climate Adaptation, and Climate Mitigation
  • Plastic & Air Pollution
  • Leadership Development
  • Social Innovation & Transformative Action
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environmental Movement Building
  • Stakeholders and Systems

Priority Countries:
Youth from the 54 Member States of the African Union

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1 Comment


    February 17, 2023 - 3:07 pm

    Excellent initiative

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