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Apply! World Bank #AfricaCAN Story Competition For Young Leaders


World Bank’s Africa Region and its Social Development Department are launching a Story Competition to identify positive role models for African youth that illustrate a #AfricaCAN spirit.
Its primary purpose is to change Africa’s development narrative by highlighting inspirational and transformational African success stories.
The competition aims to identify some of the young Africans working to support the inclusion of vulnerable people.
We hope that it will build up a community of Social Inclusion leaders.

15th December 2017


-Winner becomes one of World Bank’s Social Inclusion Heroes
-Win a trip to Washington, D.C., USA
-Participants will gain networking opportunities, organized by the World Bank.

Any person aged 40 or under on December 1, 2017, living in a sub-Saharan country where the World Bank has an office, can take part in the competition. However, World Bank Group staff and their dependents cannot participate.

Send your story by email addressed to AFREC africateam@worldbank.org, with the following in the subject line : “Social Inclusion Heroes Competition”. You can either nominate yourself or someone else, provided that the proposed hero is under 40. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed.

Format Submit your story in only one of the following formats: (a) a written essay, preferably as a Microsoft Word file attachment, not exceeding 700 words ; or (b) a 3 minute video, uploaded to YouTube, with the link shared in your mail ; or (c) a 3 minute audio recording in mp3 format. Longer submissions will be disqualified.
Mandatory accompanying documents. Your submission must be accompanied by these three documents: (a) one photo portrait of you in high resolution, (b) one photo illustrating the activity mentioned in the story, and (c) a page mentioning your name, date of birth, phone number, email address, and name of your organization (if any).
The story must be in one of these three languages: English, French, or Portuguese.
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