Use Your E-power to put the UN Millennium Development Goals Into Action! Submit Your Project for the 2012 World Summit Youth AwardPosted on Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 6:19 AM
By Adeola Adeyemo
Are you a young person up to 30 years of age? Are you involved in a youth initiative producing outstanding digital content towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals? Then make sure to submit your project for the next edition of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)!
In 2012, the World Summit Youth Award selects and promotes once more the world’s best e-content created by young social entrepreneurs and developers from all UN member states. The award honours young people who work together to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water, environmental degradation and to reduce poverty and hunger.
The global WSYA database will be open to nominations until July 16th, 2012. Visit the official website for details on the application process: http://youthaward.org/.
Enter your project towards reaching the MDGs in one of the six WSYA categories:
1. Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease!
2. Education for All!
3. Power 2 Women!
4. Create your Culture!
5. Go Green!
6. Pursue Truth!
A young expert jury will honour up to 3 winners and 2 runners-up per category. The finalists will be invited to the Winners’ Event to connect with each other and get in touch with renowned experts in the field of ICT for development. This year the event “Young Digital Planet” is hosted by the 18th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) in Montréal, Canada, from October 22nd – 24th (www.wcit2012.org).
So what are you waiting for? Submit your projects today and make a positive change in the world!