The Active Citizenship Award is an annual recognition of young Africans (between the ages of 15 and 35) living in Africa, who go beyond their civic duties to uphold democracy, improve access to basic amenities, realize the SDGs or improve the quality of life in their communities/countries in Africa. The award seeks to encourage young people to regularly take action that contributes to upholding democracy and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The winners receive recognition certificates. All finalists are featured in our 'Active Citizens Hall of Fame'

1 – Call for nominations

2 – Internal screening by the judges to select semi-finalists

3 – A one-way video interview with the semi-finalists

4 – Selection of finalists

5 – Public voting to choose the final winners for each category and country.

1 – Be an African living and working in any of the following African countries: Nigeria, Gambia, Liberia, Ghana and Kenya.

2 – Must not be below 15 years or above 35 years of age

3 – Your work can be related to any of the following: Education, Health, Climate action, Gender equality, Peace and Justice, and Democracy.

4 – Someone can recommend you, but you must submit the nomination yourself

6 – Past finalists are not eligible to re-apply

The call for nominations opens on April 1, 2022, and closes on April 30, 2022