The Mafi Zongo Assembly member has been nominated as one of 19 people shortlisted for the inaugural One Young World Politician of the Year Awards.

Julius Karl Dugboer Fieve was nominated for his efforts at developing Women Rising and Empowerment initiative as well as mentoring young leaders.

One Young World also recognized the 29-year-old’s work in organising a free Digital Skills Training for youths in communities in Ghana especially in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region.

Mr Fieve also organises a health reproductive education workshops for over 1,000 girls and in conjunction with the Bright Generation Community Foundation, he distributed 1,000 pairs of shoes to school children who were accustomed to walking barefoot to school.

The Award was created to recognise five of the most promising young politicians between the ages of eighteen to thirty-five from around the world.

It is the first global award recognising the work of young politicians and was launched to counter the low level of youth engagement in politics.

The winners will be chosen based on the impact they are having in their home countries and how they have used their position to benefit young people specifically.

The purpose of this award is to highlight the work of those young politicians who are using their positions to make a difference and to encourage others who have not considered politics an appealing vocation to see it is one of the most impactful ways to create positive change.

The 19 shortlisted nominees are currently being reviewed by One Young World’s panel of judges who will decide the final five winners.

There were six other Africans from Nigeria, Kenya, Cape Verde, Botswana, Tunisia and South Sudan were nominated for the maiden edition of the Awards.

The judges this year include Matthew Barzun, former US Ambassador to the UK and Sweden; Vinicio Cerezo, first democratically elected President of Guatemala and current Secretary General of the Central American Integration System, Professor Thuli Madonsela. 

The five winners will be announced and presented with the award at the One Young World 2018 Summit taking place in The Hague, 17th-20th October.