Are you an innovator between the ages of 18 and 35 who develops solutions to enhance your community, city, region, country? Are you committed to private sector improvements in transportation, mining, energy, or water? Apply for the IFC Sustainability Exchange Contest for Youth Innovations 2019.
This contest aims to inspire and facilitate dialogue on innovative ways to engage young people in infrastructure and natural resources, while addressing some of the problems and needs of communities and companies. They are calling young social entrepreneurs to submit a project proposal that contributes to some of the core themes of the 2019 IFC Sustainability Exchange: harnessing technology, inclusion, and benefit sharing across energy, transport, water, and mining.
The top three Applicants of the competition will have the opportunity to:
- Present their ideas at an event during the IFC Sustainability Exchange in Dakar, Senegal.
- IFC will cover travel expenses (economy flight and hotel accommodations) if traveling from outside of Dakar.
- Benefit from unique capacity development and networking opportunities with experts from international development, academia, and the private sector. Potential one-on-one meetings with selected attendees.
- IFC will feature and promote Finalists’ and Winners’ ideas on the commdev.org website and on IFC’s social media channels.
In the event the proposal involves more than one person, only the lead would receive support for travel or accommodation.