Come October 2007, 40 young and emerging leaders from different countries and backgrounds in Africa shall assemble for the maiden edition of InterGen 2007, for a life time experience! Intergenerational Dialogues (InterGen) offers young a life time opportunity to meet and interact with a past African President for 3 days, in a condusive and informal atmosphere. Where the host elder-stateman shares with participants his leadership experiences, decision making challenges, the art of international diplomacy, the challenge of being an African leader, among others. The participants are also opportune to ask questions and seek clarification on areas of interest to them. InterGen 2007â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. a meeting point for the generations of the last millennium and the generation of the new millennium!
– To annually provide a practical and systematic process of improving the leadership qualities of emerging and young African leaders through a direct learning experience from a living Elder-Statesman/ woman.
– To facilitate a tangible knowledge transfer from the older generation to younger generation about Pre-Colonial Africa, The Struggles of Independence, Pan Africanism and Contemporary Africa.
– To gain rare insight into the issues of leadership and governance at the highest level vis-Ã -vis the challenges of being an African leader.
– To foster a platform of shared leadership values from which youths from different countries can unite to engage and contribute positively in improving leadership in Africa from the local to national level.
– To develop and provide easily accessible youth friendly resources on youth involvement in leadership development in Africa.
Who Stars in the Maiden Edition of InterGen 2007:
His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana has formally accepted to feature in the maiden edition of InterGen, scheduled for October 15 â€“ 17, 2007 in Accra Ghana! A renowned leader of rare reputation, courage, intellect, controversy and leadership. Some hate him unrepentantly, others love him with a passion, yet, Ghanaâ€™s history is replete with the leadership style of this living legend. Known for his bluntness on issues, he is a sage with deep knowledge about African development and international diplomacy. Young people love to meet and engage the thoughts and minds of this living sage, we like to know what he may have done differently from the past, we like to share his vision for Africa, we like to meet this President Jerry Rawlings of Ghana! InterGen provides a rare opportunity for young people to tap from his chest of history as he passes on deep knowledge and leadership skills to an emerging generation.
Who Can Attend and How:
InterGen 2007 is open to young African between the ages of 21yrs and 35yrs of age, interested in African leadership and development. InterGen seeks young Africans that are already demonstrating prospect for future leadership in their sphere of endeavour in their various countries. Youth leaders involved in democracy activities in higher institutions, non-governmantal organizations or community based organization, young professionals and young democrats below the ages of 35yrs of African origin are welcome to apply.
Participation Fee / Sponsorship:
All participants are responsible for their travel cost to and from Ghana, including accommodation. At the moment, no scholarship is being offered to any participant. Those who are eventually selected to attend shall be expected to pay a registration fee of between $100 to cover administrative costs. This fee is to be paid ONLY on arrival in Ghana. So please begin early fundraising for this event.
To apply / application deadline:
To apply, please send in your CV, 2 passport photographs and a 2 page essay on the topic â€œThe Interrelationship between Leadership, Good Governance and Africa Development in the New Millenniumâ€
Applications are only accepted by post please, entry closes August 25th 2007. Only successful candidates shall receive a letter of invitation to be sent out by the first week of September 2007. Invitation package shall include a formal letter of invitation from Youngstars Foundation and a clearance letter from the office of the Former President Jerry Rawlings. This step is to ensure credibility of the process and to also ease travelling procedure.
Please post your completed application to:
Youngstars Foundation Intl,
Chief Botmang House, A.M. Dung Str.
Dadin Kowa, P.O. Box 515, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Email inquiries to:
InterGen 2007… a meeting point for the generations of the last millennium and the generation of the new millennium!.
Announcement courtesy YoungStars Foundation