Update on CIPE’s 2012 Youth Essay Competition


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:

The winners will be announced in February 2013, so stay tuned!!

Maiko Nakagaki is Program Officer for Global Programs at CIPE.