World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition 2021 for Young Africans

World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition 2021 for Young Africans

Entries are invited for the World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition 2021. Launched in 2014 by the World Bank Kenya office, the #Blog4Dev competition is an annual writing contest, inviting young people to weigh in on a topic critical to their country’s economic development.

The competition is a way to engage Africa’s youth and provide a platform for them to share their views—and solutions—about development topics that are important to them. In 2018, it became a regional competition, open to young citizens from all 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Based on the situation in your country, answer the following question: How can young people work with their governments and civil society organizations to respond to the impact of COVID-19 and build a stronger post-pandemic economic and social system?

World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition

  • TypeEntrepreneurs
  • OrganisationWorld Bank
  • Country to study
  • School to study
  • Course to studyNot specified
  • State of Origin
  • GenderMen and Women
  • Application DeadlineNovember 30, 2020

Aim and Benefits of World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition

  1. Winning authors are eligible for several prizes, including an invitation to attend a dedicated program during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings 2021 (if the health situation improves)
  2. Opportunities to represent Africa’s youth at high-level events
  3. A chance to intern at a World Bank country office, or an opportunity to have their blog published on the World Bank blog Youth Transforming Africa.

Requirements for World Bank #Blog4Dev Competition Qualification

To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev competition, you must:

  1. Be a citizen of one of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  2. Be between the ages of 18 and 28 on November 30, 2020;
  3. Not have been a winner of previous editions.

The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality;
  2. Clarity in writing and presentation;
  3. Practicality and relevance;
  4. Potential impact on development.

Application Deadline

November 30, 2020

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank on to apply

Submit your original blog entry, written in English, French, or Portuguese, detailing your ideas about addressing the impact of COVID-19 and building a stronger post-pandemic economic and social system by November 30, 2020.

For more details, visit World Bank website