Batas waktu: 21 Juni 2013
Syarat: The project must be targeted to young people.
Awards: 1st winner: $800. 2nd: $500. 3rd: $300.
Youth employment is now a priority area in most regions of the world. In response there is an increasing level of investment as more programmes are being designed and implemented to tackle the youth employment challenge. The ILO alone has a youth employment portfolio of about 200 million US dollars. While the growing focus and investment is crucial, a key challenge at present is the limited evidence on what works in youth employment. According to the World Bank, as much as 40% of youth employment projects have no impact on labour market youth outcomes. This underscores the critical need to draw out lessons from past experiences, highlighting what has and has not worked.
With this in mind, the Youth Employment Network (YEN), an interagency initiative of the United Nations, International Labour Organization, and World Bank, and Making Cents International have partnered to launch a new online competition called Project Impact! The reality is that even the best program plans will face challenges in successful implementation as they respond to the realities on the ground. Many organizations have learned valuable lessons both when projects succeed and fail. Sharing these lessons from the field could help other projects to increase their impact.
This is why YEN has launched a new online competition called Project Impact! to gather these important lessons and share them with our community of practitioners. We are seeking submissions from any youth employment project anywhere in the world. The projects with the most insightful lessons will receive a cash award and be featured at the 2013 Global Youth Economic Opportunities in Washington DC.
The competition is open to anyone working on a youth employment project in any country. The competition is therefore open to all practitioners whether within or outside Making Cents and YEN. The individual applicant must be personally involved in the youth employment project and they must have the consent of the project manager to submit an entry on that project. The project that is discussed in the Smart Note must be targeted at young people. YEN and Making Cents reserve the right for either organization and their partners to verify the authenticity of a project and their Smart Note before awarding any prize. Verification may require the organization to provide documents proving the existence and results of the organization, or a field visit conducted by YEN, Making Cents, or our partners in the field.
TOPIC OF SUBMISSION
The competition entry should highlight a specific approach that has had significant impact on the labour outcomes of young people. Applications must fit into one of the following categories:
• Workforce Development
• Adolescent Girls and Young Women
• Youth-Inclusive Financial Services and Financial Capabilities
• Monitoring, Evaluation, and Impact Assessment
• Youth Enterprise Development
HOW TO SUBMIT
To submit an entry, go to http://yenmarketplace.org/whats-working-submissionguidelines. Here you will be able to download the guidelines and submit an entry form. Make sure you have the written agreement of the project manager to before submitting an entry.
The deadline to enter is June 21, 2013 at 24:00 GMT and the deadline for voting is June 30, 2013 at 24:00 GMT. The results will be announced on July 5, 2013.
An award valued at $800 will be offered to the first place winner, $500 to the second place winner, and $300 to the third place winner. In addition, some entry forms may be recognized with a title of Special Mention. The entry forms awarded with the first place,
second place, third place and special mention awards will be turned into Smart Notes and published on the YEN Marketplace and Making Cents International websites, and feature a short biography of the author.
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