The deadline for the 2009 competition is March 1, 2009!
Young people can be a powerful force for change! As future reformers,young people (18-30) have innovative ideas on how to solve the political, economic, and social problems facing their countries. However, they often lack the voice to bring these ideas to policymakers. Simply, young people are often regarded as recipients of
reforms, not active participants in the reform process.
CIPE's essay contest gives you the opportunity to share your ideas about citizenship, democratic and market-oriented reform, youth leadership, and the ways that your country can create avenues for youth to participate in the political and economic spheres. We encourage you to get thinking, get involved, and use your own
experiences to develop concrete solutions to these development issues.
A $1,000 honorarium will be given for each winning essay.
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