World Bank #Blog4Dev 2021 Contest For Young Africans

#Blog4Dev 2021

The World Bank is calling for applications for the #Blog4Dev 2021 contest for Young Africans. This is an opportunity to find a common solution to a common challenge. So, if you have practical solutions on how young people can work with the government for more development in the post-pandemic, this is for you.

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About the Blog4Dev 2021 Contest

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The Blog4Dev contest was launched in 2014 by the World Bank Kenya office. It is an annual writing contest, inviting young people to weigh in on a topic critical to their country’s economic development. The competition is a way to engage Africa’s youth and provide a platform for them to share their view and solutions about development topics that are important to them. In 2018, it became a regional competition; open to young citizens from all 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Basically, Blog4Dev winners contribute to the blogging community through original content posted on the Youth Transforming Africa blog platform.

Youth Transforming Africa (YTA) is a World Bank-supported youth engagement initiative that aims to engage more African youth in the thinking and discussions on development in Africa.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev contest, you must;

  1. Be a citizen of any of the 48 countries in Sub-Sahara Africa
  2. You must be between the ages of 18 and 28 years of age on November 30, 2020
  3. Currently reside in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  4. Not have been a winner of previous editions.

#Blog4Dev 2021 Contest Prizes

All winning authors are eligible for several prizes. This includes an invitation to attend a dedicated program during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings 2021 (if the health situation improves). Also, it includes opportunities to represent Africa’s youth at high-level events; a chance to intern at a World Bank country office, or an opportunity to have your blog published on the World Bank blog Youth Transforming Africa.

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Selection Criteria

All winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria;

  1. Originality
  2. Clarity in writing and presentation
  3. Practicality and relevance
  4. Potential impact on development

How To Enter #Blog4Dev 2021 Contest

To enter the World Bank #Blog4Dev 2021 competition, you should submit your original blog entry in English, French, or Portuguese. The blog post length should not exceed the following limits: 500 words in English, 650 words in French and Portuguese. Longer entries will be disqualified.

The topic for the contest is; How can young people work with their governments and civil society organizations to respond to the impact of COVID-19 and build a stronger post-pandemic economic and social system?

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The deadline for submission for the World Bank #Blog4Dev 2021 contest is November 30, 2020. Are you interested in this opportunity? Use this link to read more and apply; https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/BLOG4DEV2021-ENG

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