Think, Talk, Do.
Empower society through citizen engagement and better governance
The Foundation identifies new ways to improve democratic processes and the role of culture in allowing them to flourish. We engage in constructive conversation with experts and citizens to form policy-oriented solutions, and drive them forward to ensure lasting change.
Please send your completed nomination to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight CET, 31 March 2024
Nominations must come from an organisation, and nominees must be aged between 18 and 30 at the time of nomination.
Nominations must include all of the following:
- Completed Submission Form
- A Cover Letter of support (max 500 words)
- Short video testimony from the nominee (2 minutes max, can be shot on a smartphone)
Namatai Kwekweza is the winner of the KAF NextGen Prize of 2023. She is the founder and Director of WELEAD Trust, a national activist from Zimbabwe who fearlessly mobilises young people to protect democracy and the rule of law. Despite persecution, her influence extends regionally and internationally. Through WELEAD Trust, she promotes youth participation, leadership, and advocacy, and is recognised for her passion, intelligence, and fearless commitment.
“Democracy will not die! Our faith and hope in democracy is cemented by our actions today!” – Namatai Kwekweza
You can read The New Yorks Time's interview with Namatai here
The latest Athens Democracy Forum took place September 27-29, 2023 in Athens where we explored the great and fateful clash over the future of democratic rule and fundamental freedoms, and the dangerous ideological and political fissures that have opened the world over