#Blog4Dev and Essay Competition: What will it take to enhance the skills needed to prepare Africa’s youth for the digital economy and the future of work?
- DEAD LINE: November 30, 2018
- ELIGIBILITY: Must be a citizen of, and currently living in, a Sub-Saharan Africa country and be between 18-28 years of age.
- TOPIC: What will it take to enhance the skills needed to prepare Africa’s youth for the digital economy and the future of work?
- CONTACT: Blog4Dev
About the Contest
Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 28 and currently residing in Africa? Here is another chance for you to have your say on building your nation and continent! As you know, Africa’s exponential youth growth comes with immense opportunities for you to inject fresh ideas, vibrancy and optimism into addressing many of Africa’s challenges.
As noted by World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim in a recent blog, “…The pace of innovation is accelerating, and the jobs of the future – in a few months or a few years – will require specific, complex skills. Human capital will become an ever more valuable resource. In short, the changing nature of work – and how best to prepare people for the jobs of the future – are some of the toughest challenges countries face…”
The World Bank — and indeed the world — wants to hear from you. Tell us: what will it take to enhance the skills needed to prepare Africa’s youth for the digital economy and the future of work? Be bold, be creative, be practical – chart an inclusive and impactful path to progress for your continent.
How to Enter
To enter the competition, submit your original blog entry of no more than 500 words here by November 30, 2018.
Questions? Need further information? Contact us by email: Blog4Dev@worldbank.org
- Be a citizen of any of the 48 countries south of the Sahara;
- Be between the ages of 18 and 28;
- Currently reside in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Send your 500-word original blog/essay written in English, French or Portuguese.