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Blog4Dev 2021 Competition: Put Your Blogging Skills to Test!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 27, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on November 29, 2020

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev competition, you must:
1) Be a citizen of one of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa;
2) Be between the ages of 18 and 28 on November 30, 2020;
3) Not have been a winner of previous editions.

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:
a) originality;
b) clarity in writing and presentation;
c) practicality and relevance;
d) potential impact on development.

The blog post length should not exceed the following limits: 500 words in English and 650 words in French and Portuguese. Longer entries will be disqualified.

Only one submission per entrant is allowed.

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Youth Transforming Africa (YTA) is a World Bank-supported youth engagement initiative that aims to engage more African youth in the thinking and discussions on development in Africa.

Blog4Dev winners contribute to the blogging community through original content posted on the Youth Transforming Africa blog platform.

Winning authors are eligible for several prizes, including an invitation to attend a dedicated program during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings 2021 (if the health situation improves), opportunities to represent Africa’s youth at high-level events, a chance to intern at a World Bank country office, or an opportunity to have their blog published on the World Bank blog Youth Transforming Africa.

The submission deadline is November 30, 2020. Late submissions will be disqualified automatically.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers thay may suit you;
6. Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Oct 28, 2020
Oct 28, 2020

Thanks, Ana.