Applications are now open for the 2024 African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme. The African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) brings together young leaders from Africa and Germany for long-term business networking. Direct encounter and partnership-based exchange between selected African countries and Germany promotes the development of innovative ideas and projects and thus lays the foundation for sustainable economic cooperation. The AGYLE network includes young leaders from EthiopiaGhanaRwandaSenegalTunisia and Germany.

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business & Economic 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 Impulse.


You are…

  • a young leader up to 40 years of age,
  • from the field of business, politics, or media,
  • dealing with innovative solutions in the field of circular economy,
  • from Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, or Germany,
  • and willing to actively participate in the Young Leaders Alumni network. (previous experience, already existing cooperations or projects in Africa are not necessary)


Take part in the AGYLE Live Week in Berlin in September 2024
Participate in a week of inspiring events, including panel discussions, interactive bar camps, targeted matchmaking formats, and insightful company visits.

→ Collaborate in an intercultural setting

Work with young leaders from Africa and Germany on compelling challenges for circular economy and test your skills.

→ Unlock leadership and personal development opportunities
Benefit from tailored leadership and personal development opportunities designed to enhance your skills and capabilities as a young leader.

→ Forge long-term connections
Become part of a long-term business network and gain exclusive contacts in Germany and Africa. Build lasting connections that extend beyond the programme.

→ Participate in virtual events
Stay connected through regular virtual events, featuring professional insights and networking opportunities that keep you engaged and informed.


  • Application period: 27 February – 7 April 2024
  • Jury meeting and selection of AGYLE Young Leaders: May 2024
  • AGYLE Live Week in Berlin: 23 – 27 September 2024

Method of Application

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: 7 April 2024.