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World Bank’s #Blog4Dev Writing Competition: What Will it Take to End Child Marriage in Your Country?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Deadline: 20 November 2019
World Bank is seeking applications for its #Blog4Dev Competition which is an annual writing contest, inviting young people to weigh in on a topic critical to the country’s economic development.
The competition is a way to engage Africa’s youth and provide a platform to share their views—and solutions—about development topics that are important to them.
Topic
What will it take to end child marriage in your country?
Prizes
Winning authors are eligible for several prizes, including being invited to attend a dedicated program during the World Bank – IMF Spring Meetings 2020 in Washington DC, opportunities to represent Africa’s youth at high-level events, a chance to intern at a World Bank Africa country office, or an opportunity to have applicants blog published on the World Bank Africa blog Youth Transforming Africa.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev competition, applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of any of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28 years of age on November 30, 2019.
  • Currently reside in a Sub-Saharan African country
Selection Criteria
The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Originality
  • Clarity in Writing and Presentation
  • Practicality and Relevance
  • Potential Impact on Development
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit World Bank.
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