In association with the Economic Research Forum (ERF), the World Bank is satisfied to report the second round of the Youth Essay Competition, and the dispatch of the Call for Essays titled ‘Enterprise: Tackling Social Challenges’. Propelled through the World Bank office in Cairo, this opposition means to bolster voice and office of youthful Egyptians, while utilizing the thoughts and developments led by youngsters in handling the social difficulties in Egypt.
Application Deadline: 30th March 2017
Qualified Countries: Egypt
To be taken at (nation): Cairo, Egypt
About the Award: A dynamic Private Sector and Entrepreneurship are key for development, monetary improvement, and occupation creation. In the current financial setting, social business can play an essential role when considering the development and recuperation for Egypt. Social business expands on arrangements that are driven by people, as opposed to the state. It reacts to market request and addresses the necessities of individuals, along these lines making a social advantage.
Against this setting, the Economic Research Forum and the World Bank are satisfied to declare the second round of the “Youth Essay Competition”. In this round, youthful Egyptians are welcome to submit expositions showing inventive answers for advance (social) business enterprise and handle social difficulties in their groups. Due date for accommodation is March 30, 2017.
Issue Statement: International examination, the rate of new companies every year is low in Egypt and late information demonstrates that Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity is stagnating at a low 7% between 2010 to 2015 (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Survey).
Members are urged to present answers for advance business enterprise thoughts with social effect. Thoughts can address a scope of points, and ought to fall in one or a few of the underneath classifications:
· Fin-Tech: For instance, new answers for E-Payment, E-Banking, Finance and Micro-Finance
· Energy Efficiency: For instance, by what method can a social venture help diminish the vitality requirements for giving products and enterprises? By what method can inventive procedures be connected to change squander into a manageable vitality source?
· Infrastructure: For instance, arrangements that can help Egypt’s biggest urban communities move towards getting to be distinctly brilliant urban communities. By what method can social undertakings associate and enhance access to fundamental framework and open administrations for underestimated subjects?
The Essay Competition is actualized as a component of the World Bank’s Youth Engagement Technical Assistance, which intends to advance and standard youth consideration in Egypt through the World Bank portfolio. The objective of this Competition is to give youthful Egyptians the chance to create helpful and imaginative answers for addressing existing advancement challenges in their nation.
Sort: Essay Contest
The opposition is interested in all Egyptians up to the age 30, and welcomes youths to present a 2,500 word arrangement based exposition (in Arabic or English) introducing creative answers for advance (social) business enterprise and handle social difficulties in their groups.
The paper can be composed in Arabic or English, and must be under 2,500 words. A different abstract of up to 250 words is required.
The exposition needs to contain: (a) title; (b) dynamic with a succinct outline of key messages/arrangements; (c) basic structure with presentation, arrangement, and decision; (d) clear rundown of proposals; and (e) reference index. If you don’t mind recognize all references and include a total book index, which is not some portion of the word check.
Choice Criteria: The Essay will be looked into by a board of free specialists in two phases.
Organize 1: The board will assess all entries as per three criteria: (1) the pertinence and innovation of your answers; (2) the soundness of your contention, and whether your paper is very much substantiated by the current writing or experience; and (3) the attainability and common sense of your suggestions.
Organize 2: The finalists will be welcome to exhibit their expositions at an Award Ceremony in Cairo, where the victors will be chosen. The last choice of the champs, will be founded on the nature of their exposition and lucidity of their introduction amid the Award Ceremony.
Determination: Finalists will be available with their expositions at an Award Ceremony in Cairo to a group of people of strategy producers, segment masters and different partners. The champs will be chosen amid the occasion.
Number of Awardees: 5
Estimation of Contest:The exposition rivalry offers acknowledgment and money related honors. Notwithstanding an authentication of accomplishment to all finalists, you will have the capacity to exhibit your thought to a crowd of people of approach producers, segment experts and different partners. The best five expositions will be distributed online by the World Bank and by the Economic Research Forum on their sites. The writer of the best paper will get 20,000 Egyptian pounds. The second, third, fourth and fifth place victors will be granted 15,000; 10,000; 7,000 and 4,000 Egyptian pounds, separately.
Instructions to Apply: An electronic duplicate of your separately composed article should be submitted online at www.cognitoforms.com/EgyptYouthEssay/CompetitionRound2 by March 30, 2017. The finalists will be advised by April 15, 2017. Every one of the finalists will be welcome to exhibit their exposition at the Award Ceremony in Cairo toward the beginning of May 2017.
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Grant Provider: World Bank