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Grant Opportunities: Apply Now! PIN@15 Essay/Debate Competition in Africa

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Deadline: 30-Jun-22

The Paradigm Initiative is inviting applications for the Essay/Debate Competition for young and outstanding African youth between 18-25 years with passion and drive for digital rights and inclusion in the continent who want to make their voices heard.

This year, Paradigm Initiative is celebrating its 15th anniversary in a dual event that will bring together partners, Friends of PIN, alumni, volunteers, PIN team members, and digital rights and inclusion stakeholders. 

These events are [email protected] in Lagos, Nigeria, on July 23rd, 2022, to commemorate PIN’s milestone, and PIN Festival (PINFest) in Harare, Zimbabwe, from October 10th to 14th, 2022.

Essay Topic: Are Social and cultural norms in Africa impeding the realization of digital rights and inclusion?  

  • 1st Round
    • Argumentative Essay: Share an essay of not more than 1500 words 
    • In the essay , take a stand for either FOR or AGAINST.
  • 2nd Round
    • A total of 8 candidates will be selected and divided into two groups of 4 each ( FOR and AGAINST ) to prepare for the virtual debate via zoom on Thursday, July 20th, 2022.
    • Debate winners will be announced during PIN Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022.
    • 4 outstanding can didates will be selected, two from each team, to compete at the grand finale.
  • 3rd Round / Final
    • The d ebate finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to Zimbabwe and a laptop set at the PIN Festiva l slated on October 10th – 14th.
Eligibility Criteria

Please take note of the following rules:

  • Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • The competition is open to only Africans who currently reside in Africa.
  • The essay should not be more than 1500 words.

For more information, visit https://paradigmhq.org/call-for-application/

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