Thank you for everyone who participated in CIPE’s 2012 Youth Essay Competition! We received over 330 submissions from more than 60 countries, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kazakhstan, and Zimbabwe. It is truly inspiring to read about personal struggles and accomplishments of so many young entrepreneurs around the world.
The essays are currently being reviewed by a panel of international judges with experiences in youth empowerment and entrepreneurship. They are:
- Arpita Nepal, Samriddhi (The Prosperity Foundation)
- Brent Ruth, Program Officer, CIPE
- David Shelby, US Department of State
- Dipanwita Das, Atlas Corps
- Frank Brown, Program Officer, CIPE
- Roberto Urbieta, Director, Fundacion Paraguaya
- Ruslan Stefanov, Director, Center for Study of Democracy, Bulgaria
- Seif El Khawanky, Program Officer, CIPE Egypt
- Waqas Masud, former Chairman of Youth Committee at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The winners will be announced in February 2013, so stay tuned!!
Maiko Nakagaki is Program Officer for Global Programs at CIPE.