LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) 2023

LEAP Africa is now accepting applications from passionate Nigerian undergraduates between 18 – 29 years old for its 2023 Youth Leadership Programme (YLP).

The Youth Leadership Development Programme gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to champion change with your schoolmates and WIN 1.5 Million Naira!

What further advantages does the programme provide?

Virtual Leadership Training


Participation in National Intercampus Debates, to name a few.

The deadline for the submission of applications for the LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme is February 17, 2023.

LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme (YLP)

The Youth Leadership Development Programme is intended to empower, equip, and support young change leaders who are Nigerian undergraduates under the age of 30, by providing them with the knowledge, abilities, and supportive environment required to become self-leaders who bring long-term change to their communities.

As Nigeria approaches an election year, the Youth Leadership Programme has never been more relevant to the current concerns being encountered in Africa today, particularly those bordering on leadership, active citizenship, and sustainable development.

The Youth Leadership Development Programme consists of 22 modules organised around the program’s three pillars: leadership, active citizenship, and sustainable/community development. The modules have been meticulously planned and adjusted to match the contemporary circumstances of Nigerian youth in order to close gaps in leadership, active citizenship, and sustainable/community development. The modules will assist learners in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become true change agents who lead community transformation and influence policy change.

LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme Pathways

The Youth Leadership Development Programme will take on two pathways this year; the Sustainability pathway and the Advocacy pathway.

  • The Youth Leadership Programme (Sustainability Pathway) addresses the need to educate, strengthen, support, and enable young people in Nigeria for leadership, activism, and social change through outcome-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that will support youth in shaping and supporting medium and long-term national development.
  • Intercampus Leadership Debates (Advocacy Pathway) provides an avenue to reawaken student activism in Nigeria, demystify what leadership means, inspire active citizenship, and support them in collectively articulating their visions of the future while catalyzing pathways for them to decisively participate in that future themselves. This will be done through nationwide leadership debates. 

LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme Eligibility

To successfully apply for the YLDP, an applicant should possess the following qualities:

  • A Male or Female Undergraduate in a Tertiary/Vocational Institution in Nigeria.
  • Aged 18 – 30 years.
  • Passionate about advocacy, activism and community development.
  • Interested in inclusion, diversity and civic responsibility and eager to exercise these interests.
  • Eager to champion change projects geared towards community development & the SDGs.
  • Eager to engage with government institutions and influence policy.
  • Committed to attending the Online Training, Debates and is available for mentoring.

LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme Benefits

  • A sum of N200,000 – N1.5 Million is up for grabs.
  • Virtual Training on our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Virtual Community of Practice
  • Change Project Pitching Sessions, Mentorship, and Implementation
  • Leadership Debates
  • Youth Leadership Conference

How to Apply for LEAP Africa Youth Leadership Programme

Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed above should apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Here Official Link

Kindly note that the deadline for application is on the 10th of February, 2023.

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