NIGERIAN STUDENTS LEAVE INDELIBLE MARK IN AFEL’S INAUGURAL ECONOMIC IMPACT CHALLENGE

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The Africa’s Future Economic Leaders (AFEL) recently concluded its maiden Economic Impact Challenge, lauding exceptional winners who showcased intellect, innovation, and a keen dedication to shaping Africa’s economic trajectory.

Spanning from October to December 2023, this challenge not only acknowledged the significance of youth-driven solutions but also underscored AFEL’s commitment to fostering economic awareness and innovation throughout the African continent.

The event aimed to foster research, creativity, and active engagement among economics and law students; particularly focusing on bolstering their understanding and capacities regarding key continental policies such as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, AFEL’s programs and initiatives strive to mold Africa’s desired future.

Targeting universities in Nigeria’s South-Western region, the challenge brought together bright minds from eight institutions; each representing his/her university with unique vision for Africa’s economic advancement.

The primary objective centered on promoting youth involvement in the economy; aligning with SDGs 8 and 9, and striving for gender parity. Among the 53 Nigerian tertiary institution students involved, 30 were females, and 23 were males.

The AFEL Economic Impact Challenge bestowed awards in two categories: the Prize for Economic Policy Advocacy and the Prize for Outstanding Research and Presentation. This distinction aimed to instill the significance of advocating for policy implementation and to inspire critical thinking on how continental policies could benefit local businesses.

Following a rigorous evaluation by proficient judges, AFEL proudly announced the outstanding winners who made significant contributions to the economic discourse:

Category 1: Policy Advocacy and Implementation

– 1st Place: University of Ibadan

– 2nd Place: Obafemi Awolowo University

– 3rd Place: Babcock University

Category 2: Policy Research and Presentation

– 1st Place: University of Ibadan

– 2nd Place: Obafemi Awolowo University

– 3rd Place: Adekunle Ajasin University

These students demonstrated a profound grasp of economic challenges and presented innovative solutions aligned with AFEL’s vision of empowering youths to drive Africa’s economic development.

Through this challenge, AFEL actively contributes to nurturing a cadre of future leaders poised to steer Africa towards prosperity. Participants lauded the organising team for providing a platform that expands their practical understanding of complex economic concepts beyond their regular academic curriculum.

Looking ahead, AFEL aims to broaden its network by connecting aspiring minds, industry experts, and visionary thought leaders. The program intends to extend the Economic Impact Challenge to youths in Nigeria’s other geopolitical zones in the first quarter of 2024, showcasing its commitment to fostering sustainable impact in Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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