Saturday, 2 April 2016

2016 Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition


OPPORTUNITY OFFERED: Idea Contest/Entrepreneurship

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is a global programme and an online platform, which supports the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Young people from around the world are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
To learn more about the 17 SDGs, go to https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
You are eligible to enter, if:
1. You are between the ages of 15 and 35
AND
2. You have an innovative idea for an enterprise which contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your community, such as:
Goal 1: No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2: Zero Hunger – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4: Quality Education – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5: Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13: Climate Action – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14: Life Below Water – Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15: Life on Land – Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
OR, You are operating such an enterprise in the form of a business, a non-profit organization or an informal program
AND
3. You are able to submit your entry in English.
RULES AND REGULATIONS: Make sure to read the competition guidelines.


REWARD OFFERED:
GRAND PRIZE, 2ND PRIZE, 3RD PRIZE AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING TWO CATEGORIES:
Best Ideas Category
Innovative ideas and plans to be implemented (by the entrant or by others)
Best Projects Category
Already existing enterprise which has demonstrated social impact.

Grand Prize winners and the People’s Choice Prize winners will receive a Gold Medal and a Certificate.

Second Prize winners will receive a Silver Medal and a Certificate.

Third Prize winners will receive a Bronze Medal and a Certificate.

Finalists not chosen as prize winners will receive Honorable Mention.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP CAMPUS PRIZE WINNERS
will receive a Certificate.

Grand Prize and People’s Choice winners, Second Prize and Third Prize winners, and the Entrepreneurship Campus Prize winners will be announced at theEntrepreneurship Summit in Berlin on 9 October 2016.
HOW TO APPLY: Start your application here

DEADLINE: June 30, 2016

Click here for more information.

Culled from www.naijacompetitions.com

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