Climate-Smart Entrepreneurship Contest
We are looking for young entrepreneurs with low-tech, scalable climate solutions.

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 community
2. Summary of your project design
3. Estimated project cost, implementation timeline, and number of beneficiaries
4. Indicators to measure your progress/impact
5. 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 idea
2. Attend one-on-one discussions with selected World Bank Group experts and mentors
3. 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.

Email address *
Are you participating in the contest as an individual (1 person) or as a team (2-4 people) *
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