African-German Young Leaders in Business Program 2021


Deadline: August 15, 2021

Applications are open for the African-German Young Leaders in Business Program 2021. The African-German Young Leaders Program brings together young leaders from Africa and Germany in a long-term business network.

AGYLE is a program of the Agency for Business and 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.

The direct encounter and cooperation between the participants is intended to strengthen the African-German dialogue and lay the foundation for a new economic cooperation. A jury selects 40 young executives, 20 from Germany and a total of 20 from Rwanda, Ghana and Ethiopia. These will be invited to a digital event lasting several days in October 2021.

2021 AGYLE Theme: Crisis as a chance– young leaders prototyping the future

Using the current example of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible to experience in real time how our everyday life – whether living, working or learning – has to change and adapt. But how can this change be proactively and future-proofed and how can economic cooperation in particular enable a healthy, safe, fair and sustainable life?

Building Block of the Program

  • AGYLE Week and Business Network: The selected executives are invited to the joint AGYLE week and have the opportunity to network intensively and to develop innovative business models and solutions. In addition, the selected executives are included in an exclusive business network so that they can stay in touch over the long term and sustainable business relationships develop beyond the program. In 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will initially be held digitally.
  • Virtual Design Thinking Lab: The heart of the joint week is a virtual Design Thinking Lab, in which mixed teams develop selected ideas and business models. The most innovative and most promising idea will be awarded a prize by a jury in a closing event. The week is rounded off by virtual panel discussions, keynote speeches, bar camps, company tours and cultural activities.


  • Open to a young manager up to the age of 40.
  • Applicants from the fields of business, politics and media.
  • Applicants from Germany, Ghana, Ethiopia or Rwanda.
  • Applicants who has already taken on initial managerial responsibility in her job.
  • Applicants who is socially committed in addition to her professional activity.
  • Applicants who is interested in African-German topic.
  • Applicants who shows willingness to actively participate in the business network.


All applicants must also submit a short, personal video statement in addition to a résumé, a reference letter and a letter of motivation.

A jury will decide on all submitted documents after the official application deadline.

Click here to apply

For more information visit: AGYLE





Lily Bandotubo

Lily Doure Bandotubo is the CEO and publisher at Information Day Online. An online publicist, author, entrepreneur and a mentor.

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