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News - 10 March 2010

Challenge:Future/PRME Contest Announced: The Future of Uncorrupted World

Challenge:Future global youth think tank in cooperation with PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education), GRLI (Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative) and PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group invites youth to take part in a specially designed Challenge on anti-corruption and win free participation at the upcoming PRME Summit in Brussels in June (with costs covered).

Corruption is playing a major part in undermining the world's social, economic and environmental development. Resources have been diverted to improper use and the quality of services and materials used for development seriously compromised. The impact on poorer communities struggling to improve their lives has been devastating, in many cases undermining the very fabric of society. It has led to environmental mismanagement, undermining labor standards and has restricted access to basic human rights.

To fight corruption in all its forms is simply the right thing to do, but how? What will have the strongest impact to prevent or at least significantly minimize corruption?

We invite youth to address this important topic by identifying a critical corruption issue in their country and developing an idea on how to solve this issue in cooperation with educational institutions, companies, and youth. The abstract and 3-page text containing problem description, analysis, and proposed solution can be submitted any time between March 8 and April 14, 2011 and the winners will be selected by a combination of community voting (from April 1-14) and expert judges evaluation.

Awards:

  • The contest winner will receive free participation at the PRME Summit in Brussels, Belgium on June 7-8 with possibility to present his/her winning solution at the Summit in front of several hundred high-profile participants from education and business, as well as travel costs covered in the amount of up to EUR 500, two-night accommodation at the conference hotel, and two one-on-one meetings (with PRME anti-corruption Working Group representative and with high-level corporate representative) during the Summit.
  • The authors of the three best solutions will be invited to the Challenge:Future Summit in March 2012 with free participation in all Summit events and 50% travel and accommodation costs covered.
  • The solution with the most community votes will also receive a book The United Nations Global Compact - Achievements, Trends and Challenges and The Future Book.
  • Some of the best ideas might be selected to be developed further within the PRME Anti-Corruption Working Group projects, or in cooperation with corporate partners.

Timeline:

-          Submissions: March 8 – April 14

-          Community voting: April 1-14

-          Expert judging: April 15-28

-          Winner announced: May 3

-          Participation in the PRME Forum in Brussels: June 7-8

-          Participation in Challenge:Future Summit: March 2012

 

10 Mar 2010

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