Dear Young Entrepreneurs,The Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN) is pleased to announce the launch of the Call for Proposals for its first Climate-Smart Entrepreneurship Contest.The goal of this contest is to encourage young people unreached* through traditional channels to share and implement their ideas in mitigating climate change.
Contest Eligibility:1. Aged between 18 and 35 at the time of application (all team members)2. The team (1-4 people) should include at least one representative from the unreached*3. Good written and spoken skills in either English, French, Spanish or Portuguese
Proposal Requirements:1. Climate-related issue that you are hoping to tackle in your community2. Summary of your project design3. Estimated project cost, implementation timeline, and number of beneficiaries4. Indicators to measure your progress/impact5. Ideas for local partnerships and scaling up beyond your community (optional)
Contest Prize:1. All paid-for round trip for one representative of the team to the World Bank HQ in Washington DC for 5 days to attend the 2018 World Bank Youth Summit (December 3-4) and the opportunity to present your idea2. Attend one-on-one discussions with selected World Bank Group experts and mentors3. Join a network of GYCN community of climate innovators
Deadline to apply: October 10, 2018.
*For this contest, we define unreached people as people who do not have a college degree/are not enrolled in college education, which include people who do not have secondary education either.
Disclaimers:- GYCN is not responsible for copyright infringement- The selected winner is responsible for securing his/her travel visa to the US and obtaining appropriate travel insurance. GYCN is not responsible for any health hazards that might occur during the winner's trip to the US- Contest prize may be reviewed, if needed, for another prize of the same value
GYCN is an initiative launched by young World Bank Group staff on a voluntary basis and is not institutionalized within the World Bank Group. GYCN is not responsible for and does not endorse the actions of its ambassadors.