African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme 2024 in Germany (Fully Funded)

Applications for the African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme 2024, are currently being accepted. The AGYLE initiative is a prestigious platform that brings together aspiring young leaders from Africa and Germany to foster long-term business networking and collaboration.

African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme

This fully funded program offers a remarkable opportunity for participants to engage in direct encounter and partnership-based exchange, aimed at promoting innovative ideas and projects in the realms of circular economy and sustainable economic cooperation.

Programme Overview

The African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme is organized by the Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE) in collaboration with Germany, Land of Ideas. AWE is an establishment of the  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), it receives support from GIZ and DEG IImpulse

The theme for the 2024 edition of AGYLE is “Circular Economy – How Young Leaders are Shaping the Transformation.” This theme demonstrates the program’s commitment to addressing contemporary global challenges through innovative solutions.


To be eligible for the AGYLE Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a young leader aged up to 40 years old.
  • Come from the fields of business, politics, or media.
  • Demonstrate involvement in innovative solutions within the circular economy domain.
  • Hail from Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia, or Germany.
  • Show willingness to actively engage in the Young Leaders Alumni network.


Participating in the AGYLE Programme offers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • AGYLE Live Week in Berlin: Selected participants will have the opportunity to partake in a week of inspiring events held in Berlin in September 2024. These events include panel discussions, interactive bar camps, targeted matchmaking formats, and insightful company visits.
  • Participants will engage with fellow young leaders from Africa and Germany to address challenges in the circular economy.
  • Leadership and Personal Development Opportunities: Benefit from tailored leadership and personal development initiatives designed to enhance your capabilities as a young leader. These opportunities aim to unlock your potential and prepare you for future leadership roles.
  • Forge Long-term Connections: Become part of an extensive business network and gain exclusive contacts in both Germany and Africa. The connections established during the program extend beyond its duration, fostering lasting relationships and potential collaborations.
  • Participation in Virtual Events: Stay connected through regular virtual events, offering professional insights and networking opportunities to keep participants engaged and informed.

How to Apply

  • To apply for the AGYLE Programme, interested candidates can visit the programme application page at
  • Applicants can choose their preferred language (German or English) and proceed to enter their email address and password to initiate the application process.

For More Information, Visit the Official Webpage of the African German Young Leaders in Business (AGYLE) Programme at


The application period for the AGYLE Programme is open from 27th February to 7th April 2024.

The jury meeting and selection of AGYLE Young Leaders are scheduled to take place in May 2024.

The AGYLE Live Week in Berlin is set to occur from the 23rd to the 27th of September 2024.

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