Fellowships

AGYLE – African German Young Leaders in Business 2023 (Fully-funded to Berlin, Germany)

AGYLE – African German Young Leaders in Business 2023 (Fully-funded to Berlin, Germany)

DEADLINE: 16 April 2023

AGYLE – African German Young Leaders in Business 2023

AGYLE connects young African and German leaders from business, politics and the media to establish a long-term business network and to develop innovative business models. The goal of AGYLE is to strengthen the African-German dialogue and to lay the foundation for cross-border economic cooperation.

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE) and Germany – Land of Ideas. AWE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by GIZ and DEG Impulse.

AGYLE builds a bridge between young African and German leaders and establishes a sustainable business network. A jury selects forty participants from Germany and African countries. All young leaders are then invited to an event lasting several days, where they jointly develop innovative business models, network and, together with the Young Leaders of previous years, form a sustainable business network that connects both continents.

In 2022, the young leaders dealt with the topic of green innovation and climate change; in 2023, the focus of AGYLE will be digital transformation.

AGYLE’s motto for 2023:

Digital transformation – young leaders working towards a green and inclusive future

Digital transformation has a profound impact on all areas of our professional and private lives: providing an increase in networking opportunities, new disruptive business models and independent access to communication technologies and information, digital technologies offer great potential to facilitate social, economic and political participation for all. At the same time, it also poses challenges: existing inequalities in access e.g. to education or capital may be reinforced further, thus exacerbating disadvantages between men and women, or between rural and urban communities, et cetera. Young leaders from the “digital natives” generation in particular have a special responsibility here. Digital innovations tend to be cross-sectoral and can be applied to many different fields: from e-agriculture to Industry 4.0, from FinTech to FemTech, from e-mobility to e-commerce and e-government, there are countless approaches aimed at harmonising economic change and inclusive development.

The focus of the 2023 AGYLE programme is therefore on general ideas and visions by young leaders who have recognised digital transformation as a key driver for addressing global challenges and are embracing innovative digital solutions e.g. in the following areas: education, healthcare, climate, energy, trade, and sustainable business. Because an ecologically sustainable and socially just transformation of society can only succeed if young leaders join forces in developing new solutions and business models.

Please note:
It is not a mandatory requirement for participants to come from the digital industries or have previous experience in implementing digital projects. Rather, AGYLE is looking for individuals seeking to contribute to an inclusive, green digital transformation at a global scale – with a dedicated mindset and in collaboration with others.

Participant benefits

  • Exclusive access to an international business network and new, long-term corporate contacts and business relationships
  • Development of innovative ideas and new business models
  • Professional and interdisciplinary collaboration at eye-level with experts, mentors, participants
  • Exchange of experience with other young leaders from participating countries
  • Positioning as a representative of the home country
  • Support in international positioning as a young leader and promotion of career development
  • Cultural insights into the participating countries

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE: AGYLE – African German Young Leaders in Business 2023

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE: AGYLE – African German Young Leaders in Business 2023

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