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World Bank Essay Competition Hopes to Empower Egyptian Youth

21 March, 2017
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The World Bank, in partnership with the Economic Research Forum, has launched the second round of its Youth Essay Competition, with this year’s call for essays aptly titled: “Entrepreneurship: Tackling Social Challenges”.

By asking youth to take part, the World Bank hopes the competition will empower young Egyptians by giving them a voice and agency in their society. Any Egyptian under the age of 30 is encouraged to submit a 2,500 word solution-based essay, in Arabic or English, which presents innovative solutions that would promote social entrepreneurship and tackle challenges in their communities.

The deadline for submission is March 30. Young Egyptians can participate by visiting the competition’s website.

As part of the World Bank’s Youth Engagement Technical Assistance program, the essay competition aims to promote the inclusion of youth in Egypt through the World Bank portfolio.

The goal of this competition is to give young Egyptians the opportunity to develop constructive and innovative solutions to address existing development challenges in their country,” according to the World Bank website.

The winners of the competition will be selected at an award ceremony in Cairo. The five top essays will receive prize money and be published on the World Bank and ERF websites.


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