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Competitions, Contests and Challenges for Youths around the world

A list of the latest, upcoming and past competitions, contests and challenges for youths and youth organizations around the world.

IFC Contest inviting young people to submit multimedia contests

The International Finance Cooperation is hosting a contest inviting young people to submit multimedia projects on the youth report’s themes and/or write-ups of examples of innovative youth engagement in action to highlight cases and best practices of engaging youth in the workforce. International Finance Corporation (IFC) and International Youth Foundation (IYF) have launched a new publication Creating Value Through Global Youth Engagement: A Smart Investment for the Infrastructure and … [Read more...]

Share Your Story about Gender Equality for an Opportunity to Get Micro-Grants

Individuals and organizations are invited to share a story about gender equality for an opportunity to get micro-grants. The HP Girl Rising Creative Challenge is for individuals and organizations from across the world to share how they are helping create a gender equal world. Our actions, however big or small, can lead to profound change. So write your story, submit a video, or share your artwork. Perhaps you voice a podcast about an after-school program to empower girls. Or maybe you saw a … [Read more...]

Government of Canada’s Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge open for Young Citizens of G7 Countries

The Government of Canada has launched the Oceans Youth Innovation Challenge for young citizens of G7 Countries to invite ideas to help solve one of the ocean-related challenges. Are you from: Canada France Germany Italy Japan the United Kingdom the United States Do you have an idea to help solve one of the ocean-related challenges the G7 is working to address: plastics coasts resilient communities climate clean energy fish Presented by … [Read more...]

A Chance to win up to USD $50,000 and get a Support Development Programme

Apply for the Visa's Everywhere Initiative -a global open innovation, which gives a chance to up to USD $50,000 and have a support development program with Visa business or partnership with Visa's partners in Sub-Saharan Africa. This program tapping into startup communities to drive regional business objectives, curate the startup ecosystem for Visa clients and accelerate bigger and bolder ideas, enriching consumer experience. The innovation program offers companies that can help solve any … [Read more...]

UNFCCC Competition to highlight climate action being taken by youth through videos

Deadline: 31 August 2018 The United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) is organizing a competition to highlight climate action being taken by youth through videos. The 2018 Global Youth Video Competition will select two participants will be selected as winners to attend the Conference of Parties (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. At the Conference, the videos will be showcased in front of a global audience and the winners will have the opportunity to work with UN Climate Change’s … [Read more...]

SDG Pioneers: Honoring business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Global Goals

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The United Nations Global Compact is accepting applications for the SDG Pioneers 2018 to honor business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Global Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and will shape a new era for business. As part of our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, each year the UN Global Compact celebrates a group of SDG Pioneers — business leaders who are doing an … [Read more...]

FAO seeking applications for the Junior Professionals Programme

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is seeking applications for the Junior Professionals Programme. The Junior Professional Programme (JPP) is a recruitment initiative targeted for talented, highly qualified professionals who are mainly from non- and under- represented developing countries to start a career as an international civil servant with FAO. Under the supervision of a senior staff member, Junior Professionals (JPs) work with international and national staff … [Read more...]

Opportunity to Join UNESCO through its Young Professionals Programme 2018

Deadline: 27 July 2018 Young qualified professionals and young university graduates now have an opportunity to join UNESCO through its Young Professionals Programme 2018. The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) aims to improve the geographical representation of the Secretariat, promote gender parity at international professional level, create an enhanced pool of young civil servants, enriching and diversifying UNESCO. The YPP provides young university graduates and young qualified … [Read more...]

Grant Funding and Mentoring for the World’s Best Projects and Ideas in Justice Innovation

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Apply before 31 May 2018 for the The HiiL Justice Accelerator's 2018 Justice Innovations program that provides grant funding and mentoring for selected World's Best Projects and Ideas in Justice Innovation. Every year hundreds of the world's best ideas and projects in justice innovation apply to the HiiL Justice Accelerator. We provide grant funding, acceleration, justice sector expertise and networking, and access to local mentorship and support. The competition … [Read more...]

WTO Young Professionals Programme for Developing Countries

Deadline: 16 April 2018 The WTO Young Professionals Programme was launched in 2016 as an opportunity for qualified young professionals from developing and least-developed countries that are members of the WTO to enhance their knowledge regarding WTO and international trade issues. The programme aims to attract professionals from under-represented countries who can consequently improve their chances of being recruited by the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations. The … [Read more...]