With the primary purpose of changing Africa’s development narrative by highlighting inspirational and transformational African success stories, the 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.
December 15, 2017
-You may become one of the World Bank Social Inclusion Heroes, and you could win a trip to Washington, D.C., and other prizes.
-Three finalists r will receive the Africa Region Social Inclusion Heroes Award during a ceremony to be held at the World Bank HQ during the Spring Meetings 2018.
-The 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.
Submission Details: Send us your story by email addressed to AFREC email@example.com, 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).
Language: The story must be in one of these three languages: English, French, or Portuguese.
Visit the Official Webpage of the World Bank Social Inclusion Heroes (SIH) Story Competition 2017