Call for Application

AGYLA 2024: Fully Funded Business Leadership Program for Young African Leaders in Berlin, Germany

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Applications are currently open for the 2024 African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme. AGYLE serves as a platform for uniting young leaders from Africa and Germany to establish long-term business connections. By facilitating direct interaction and collaborative exchange between selected African nations and Germany, AGYLE fosters the cultivation of innovative ideas and projects, thereby laying the groundwork for sustainable economic collaboration. The AGYLE network includes young leaders from Ethiopia, Senegal, Tunisia, Ghana, Rwanda, and Germany.

AGYLE is funded by the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE) and Germany – Land of Ideas. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funds AWE, which is also sponsored by GIZ and DEG Impulse.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You are a young leader, aged up to 40 years.
  • Your background is in business, politics, or the media.
  • You are involved in pioneering solutions within the realm of circular economy.
  • You are from Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, or Germany.
  • You are committed to actively engaging in the Young Leaders Alumni Network. (Prior experience, existing collaborations, or projects in Africa are not prerequisites.)


  • Participate in a week filled with engaging events, including panel discussions, interactive bar camps, targeted matchmaking sessions, and informative company visits
  • Participate in the AGYLE Live Week in Berlin in September 2024

→ Engage in Collaborative Cross-Cultural Endeavors:  Collaborate with emerging leaders from Africa and Germany to address significant challenges in the circular economy, thereby refining your abilities.

→ Unlock Opportunities for Leadership and Personal Growth: Access customized programs tailored to advance your leadership skills and personal development, nurturing your potential as a young leader.

→ Cultivate Enduring Relationships: Join a sustainable business network, establishing invaluable connections across Germany and Africa that persist beyond the program’s duration.

→ Participate in Virtual Engagements: Stay connected through a series of virtual events, offering professional insights and networking opportunities to keep you actively involved and well informed.


  • Application Period: February 27th – April 7th, 2024
  • Jury Convening and AGYLE Young Leaders’ Selection: May 2024
  • AGYLE Live Week in Berlin: September 23rd – 27th, 2024

For Further Information:

Application Deadline: April 7th, 2024

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