The World Bank’s Africa Region and its Social Development Department are launching a Story Competition to identify positive role models for African youth that illustrate a #AfricaCAN spirit.
Its primary purpose is to change Africa’s development narrative by highlighting inspirational and transformational African success stories.
The competition aims to identify some of the young Africans working to support the inclusion of vulnerable people.
We hope that it will build up a community of Social Inclusion leaders.
The participants will gain networking opportunities, organized by the World Bank.
- October-December 2017: Story competition
- January 2018: Selection of three stories per country by a jury set by the local World bank Country office
- February 2018: Selection of 15 regional finalists by a jury set at the World Bank Headquarters. Selection of three finalists by a high-level jury, from which an overall winner will receive the Africa Region Social Inclusion Heroes Award during a ceremony to be held at the World Bank HQ during the Spring Meetings 2018.
Any person aged 40 or under on December 1, 2017, living in a sub-Saharan country where the World Bank has an office, can take part in the competition. However, World Bank Group staff and their dependents cannot participate.