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.
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.
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/