Applications for UBA Journalism Fellowship 2018 closes Sept 12

by Ruth Olurounbi
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  • As TEF’s CEO, Parminder Vir, speaks at WEDF Sept 11
The call for African journalists to cover the 2018 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum slated for October 25, 2018 will end in the next five days, September 12, 2018.

The Journalism Fellowship covers travel and accommodation that allows journalists the opportunity to interact with participants, guests, key public and private representatives, and leading speakers at the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum.

The fellowship, sponsored by the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc in partnership with the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropy, provides financial aid to journalists and photojournalists affiliated with African national or global media houses to attend the forum in Lagos Nigeria.

Last year, more than 80 journalists from across Africa, including Per Second News Business Editor covered the two-day forum which brought over 5,000 entrepreneurs, global investors, leaders from the African public and private sectors and development organisations to Nigeria’s biggest commercial center.

This year, the foundation, parent of the $100 million entrepreneurship program will bring development organisations in addition to more than 5,000 gobal leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss ideas that will catalyze entrepreneurship growth in Africa.

Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, also known as TEF, is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent.

Meanwhile, the foundation’s chief executive officer, Parminder Vir has been scheduled to speak at the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) hosted by the Government of the Republic of Zambia in Lusaka through the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.

The event, being organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) has Vir speaking from September 11-12 on the the topic Jobs of Tomorrow, Through Trade on September 11, a statement from the TEF website says.

Vir will be speaking on the strategies, activities and impact the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme has had in job creation and cross-border trading in the African economic ecosystem as well as current trends in the job market and its projected future effects, the statement says.

The forum expects to bring together business leaders, policy makers, trade organisations and international agencies from across the globe to discuss topics such as green finance, sustainable packaging, women in trade and jobs for youth, among others.

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