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Competitions

The 6th Continental Essay Competition by National Standards Bodies

The 6th Continental Essay Competition by National Standards Bodies
Competitions
The African Organization for Standardization is inviting students in institutions of higher learning in Africa to submit their essays on the 6th Continental Essay Competition to their respective National Standards Bodies (NSBs). ARSO is an intergovernmental body, established by the African Union and UNECA in 1977 with the principal mandate to harmonize African Standards and conformity assessment procedures in order to reduce Technical Barriers to Trade and therefore promote intra-African and International Trade as well as enhance the industrialization of Africa. The 6th Continental Essay Competition The 6th Continental Essay Competition aims to have 3 categories of winners: the National, Regional and Continental. In this regard, ARSO requested all the National Standards Bodies in Afric...

The Visa Free Africa Writing Competition 2019 (Win $500 Cash Prize)

The Visa Free Africa Writing Competition 2019 (Win $500 Cash Prize)
Competitions
The Kigali Global Shapers Hub is calling upon all young people living in Africa to participate in the Visa Free Africa Writing Competition by sharing their visa escapades for a chance to win a $500 cash prize. The Kigali Global Shapers Hub, a part of the Global Shapers Community, an offshoot of the World Economic Forum, is a network of young brilliant and dynamic young people committed to shaping their community, region and continent at large. Visa Free Africa Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, yet African citizens face some of the most stringent visa restrictions globally. As a result, there are hundreds of stories of missed opportunities lost job opportunities, a student who couldn’t take up an internship, a doctor that had to give up speaking at a conference,

The Africa We Want Youth Essay Contest 2019

The Africa We Want Youth Essay Contest 2019
Competitions
In an effort to promote African youth’s active participation in the continent’s development, the African Union Development Agency/NEPAD is running a youth essay contest, targeting young African people and its diaspora in proposing concrete pathways through which Agenda 2063 the continent’s framework for transformation, can be fast-tracked. The Africa We Want Youth Essay Contest The Africa We Want Youth Essay Contest aims to provide the space through which youths can express their views freely on “The Africa We Want” by articulating their aspirations and ideals for shaping the future of our continent. AUDA/NEPAD recognizes African youth as important stakeholders in achieving the Agenda 2063 goals and aspirations. In this regard, deliberate efforts are being made to harness the intellectu

2019 Acumen-Unilever Social Innovation Challenge on Plastics

2019 Acumen-Unilever Social Innovation Challenge on Plastics
Competitions
Application Deadline: February 15th Few cities in developing and emerging markets have dependable solid waste management services. Many households dispose of their trash on street corners and in dump sites. Informal waste pickers sort through this trash in hazardous conditions to find materials that can be sold for recycling. To combat this problem, the social enterprise CARPE has been working to introduce a sustainable waste management system to Aurangabad, India. Through a collaborative effort with city leaders and waste pickers, most households in Aurangabad have started segregating their plastic waste for collection. The social enterprise is now focused on their next challenge: How might we engage the 21,000 schools in the district that continue to burn their waste? On March 2, join

International Trade Centre’s Video Pitch Competition 2019 for Youth in Business (Win a trip to the World Export Development Forum 2019)

International Trade Centre’s Video Pitch Competition 2019 for Youth in Business (Win a trip to the World Export Development Forum 2019)
Competitions
Deadline: February 22, 2019 Calling Business students! Join the International Women’s day challenge! Submit a video pitching your innovative idea to support women entrepreneurs and stand the chance to win the Women’s Day competition and a trip to ITC’s flagship event! The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched its first-ever video pitch competition for youth ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. ITC celebrates International Women’s Day through the video competition “Youth in Business: Pitching for Gender Equality” Benefits The winner/winning team will be awarded travel and accommodation for one individual to the World Export Development Forum 2019 to interact with business leaders from around the world, participate in sessions and access an international busin

Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge 2019

Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge 2019
Awards
Shield in the Cloud Innovation Challenge is the first global anti-corruption innovation challenge. It is a joint venture with their partners Amazon Web Services and the PeaceTech Lab. The anti-corruption innovation challenge aims to publicly reward and build awareness of these inspiring organisations who are taking big steps in this core space towards building sustainable peace. About the Challenge The challenge is aligned with the UN’s global sustainable development goals, one of which promotes just, peaceful and inclusive societies: “Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost some US $1.26 trillion for developing countries per year; this amount of money could be used to lift those who are living on less than $1.25 a day above $1.25 for at least six years” [UN’s global sustainable

US$ 50,000 Prize for UNESCO-Japan Prize for Projects in Education for Sustainable Development 2019

US$ 50,000 Prize for UNESCO-Japan Prize for Projects in Education for Sustainable Development 2019
Awards
The UNESCO-Japan Prize was established in 2014 in the framework of the GAP, and is generously funded by the Government of Japan. This year’s winners will be announced by the Director-General of UNESCO in September. In addition to receiving the monetary award at an official ceremony in Paris, all winners will be invited to join the Partner Networks of the Global Action Programme on ESD. WORTH The Prize annually rewards three outstanding projects and programmes promoting ESD with USD 50,000 each. ELIGIBILITY Governments of all Member States as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations engaged in ESD for the 2019 edition. Nominations must be written in English o

UN Young Champions of the Earth 2019 (Receive US $15,000 in Seed Funding)

UN Young Champions of the Earth 2019 (Receive US $15,000 in Seed Funding)
Grants
Application Deadline: March 31, 2019 UN Young Champions of the Earth is a forward-looking prize designed to breathe life into the ambitions of brilliant young environmentalists. Are you a change-maker, rain-maker, ground-breaker? Do you see opportunity, where others see crisis? Do you want to change the world? Young Champions of the Earth aims to celebrate and support individuals who have outstanding potential to create a positive environmental impact. More than just an honorary title, Young Champions of the Earth Prize aims to nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. Up to 50 applicants who clearly articulate their skills requirements and demonstrate a strong willingness to learn will be granted privileged access to mentoring opportunities. They will be able to seek techni...

DataHack4FI Innovation Awards for Emerging African Tech Companies 2019

DataHack4FI Innovation Awards for Emerging African Tech Companies 2019
Awards
DEADLINE: February 28 2019 Season 3 targets a variety of emerging tech companies, provided their solution has a foundation in advancing financial and economic inclusion or enabling the delivery of financial services to unserved and underserved market segments. WORTH Business and topical experts to provide mentorship to selected emerging tech companies to develop: a business model, a DataHack4FI business challenge and readiness to adopt a data-driven approach to product design and business decision-making ELIGIBILITY Business requirements: Must be a registered, post-revenue tech business Must have a product currently in the market Must exhibit a scalable business model and ambition for growth Must have generated data that provides meaningful insight and that enables...

Tana Forum Annual University Essay Competition 2019 for young Africans (All expenses paid to participate in the 2019 Tana Forum in Ethiopia)

Tana Forum Annual University Essay Competition 2019 for young Africans (All expenses paid to participate in the 2019 Tana Forum in Ethiopia)
Competitions
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019. The Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa is an annual meeting that brings together African leaders and stakeholders to engage and explore African-led security solutions. The Forum strives to provide a platform for young Africans to engage with African heads of state and governments, practitioners and experts in peace and security in Africa. Youth inclusion is an essential, yet often lacking, component of decision-making in Africa and the Forum offers several opportunities for youth participation before, during and after the Forum including youth debates, multi-stakeholder dialogues, civil society and media involvement, and different competitions. Now in its fifth year, the Tana Forum annual essay competition is aimed at obtaining views from ...