2021 Essay Competition

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Topic: “Explain How Trade Barriers Limiting Growth and Lead to Poverty in Africa

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You might agree with me that to build a strong leader also takes ones inner desire of going further, educating himself and push what desire to limit. Last year through the essay competition trained and supported 20 young professionals from East and Southern Africa to become the champions of Liberty. It is within our agenda to see more leaders are getting to the level of standing themselves, defending and adopting Liberty as a life philosophy.

We encourage all young professional from the Age of 18-30 to participate in the 2021 essay competition. The top 10 winners who will be selected through a various stage will attend the virtual young professional Colloquium with Prof Brian, Prof Ken Schooland and Adam.

The top winning essay will be published on our media, other website, blogs and also published in the local newsletter of the top country include Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. We also have special packages for the top 10 winners, include special training and mentorship.

The top five winners will be awarded and the first winner to go home with $200 and the rest four $100 each.

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 Our format of judging and marking essay from all candidates in the region is through an internal and external team of judges. The internal judging will be done by the special local team of two individuals from different backgrounds and mainly business in Tanzania. The Internal Judges will review and mark all your papers and selecting the top 20 candidates for the next stage.

The top 20 paper will be sent to external who both reside out of Africa for final marking and selection of top 5, all 20 candidates will participate in Young Scholar Colloquium.

 Important Note

The awarding and announcement will be live through our platform. The Link to attend will be shared here. All participants in the competition will be notified and attend the awarding ceremony. Our Top judges will share with us the criteria used during selection, and what important aspect they consider in selecting the top five winners.

Our top Judges are expertise in this field, and they will spend time with us in explaining the professional overview of the trade barriers and how limiting growth.


  1. Express what comes into your mind when you think of trade barriers t and connection to poverty.
  2. Your arguments should base on fact and remember to provide references.
  3. Examples should mostly be based on your country.
  4. An Essay should not be less than 500 but not more than 3000 words


The competition is open to young professionals residing in Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Madagascar and Congo between the ages of 18-30.


The deadline for the submission is July 9th 2020. Only Top 20 candidates will be contacted

The Top five winner announcement and award will be in November 2021

Where to submit?

All essays should be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY to:

Fore more details +255 769 440 062 |256 776 106 157 | 254 705 202 404

How to partner?

Please call us:+255 717 164 141

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