Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award 2024

Kofi Annan Foundation and the Democracy and Culture Foundation invite nominations for the second edition of the Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award.

Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award 2024 is given to nominees between the ages of 18 and 30. The nomination period for the 2024 Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award is from 15 January 2024 until 31 March 2024. Notification of the awardee will be made by July 2024.

The goal of the Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Prize is to:

  • Acknowledge outstanding intellectual and practical leadership demonstrated by a young activist in defending, promoting, or revitalizing democracy.
  • Offer the prize recipient support, including a one-year mentorship with a respected democracy expert or senior leader.
  • Motivate young individuals to dedicate themselves to the progress of democracy.

This prize aims to recognize, support, and inspire young activists who are working towards the advancement of democracy.

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Award Summary

  • Host: Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: USD 10,000
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Award Benefits:

The Prize includes a monetary award of USD 10,000. The recipient will be presented with the award at the Athens Democracy Forum. All travel and accommodation expenses associated with the recipient’s participation in the Forum will be covered by the organizers.

Awardees will also be invited to play a key role in organizing a panel session on youth and democracy at the next year’s Forum.

Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award 2024 Requirements:

Nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of nomination. There are no restrictions based on nationality, gender, or occupation. The Selection Committee will consider the following criteria when determining the winner:

  1. Impact: The nominee’s actions must have shown tangible results, such as influencing policy changes, increasing voter turnout, reaching a large number of people through a campaign, or educating students about the democratic process.
  2. Innovation: The innovative nature of the nominee’s actions will be evaluated.
  3. Sustainability: The committee will assess whether the nominee has consistently advanced democracy and human rights for at least one year and if their actions are sustainable and replicable in different contexts.
  4. Values: The nominee’s actions should reflect democratic values.
  5. Benefit: The potential international recognition and support the Award could provide to the nominee will also be considered.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Completed Submission Form
  • A Cover Letter of support (max 500 words)
  • Short video testimony from the nominee (2 minutes max, can be shot on a smartphone).

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How to Apply for Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award 2024

Interested and qualified applicants should use the link created below to proceed to the application page.

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Application Deadline:

The application deadline for Kofi Annan NextGen Democracy Award 2024 is March 31, 2024


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