“10 Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa” Competition

April 25, 2010

“10 Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa” Competition

Deadline Date
April 30, 2010

Within the framework of the 50th anniversary of African independence, the Social and Human Sciences Sector of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO – SHS) is launching a “Call for Ideas” for prospective proposals in favour of Africa’s development within the next decade. The 10 ideas selected will be presented by their authors during 10 small-scale conferences to be held at UNESCO Headquarters, in mid-June 2010. These 10 contributions to the thinking on Africa’s future will also be published in a special issue of SHSviews magazine.

Each proposal is expected to develop one idea which would amplify the positive effects and reduce, or contain, the negative impacts of the major trends observed in Africa on one of the 10 following topics:

* Topic 1: Economy and Development (Environment, Food Security, New Information and Communication Technologies…)
* Topic 2: Governance, Policy, Institutions, Leadership
* Topic 3: Regional Integration, Population, Migration, Urbanisation
* Topic 4: Cultural Identities (Languages, Religions…)
* Topic 5: Youth
* Topic 6: Human Rights, Gender, and Justice
* Topic 7: Diaspora
* Topic 8: Peace, Security, and Conflict
* Topic 9: Health, Education, and Social Development
* Topic 10: International Relations

In particular, each proposal should detail what the “change agent” could be which would amplify the positive effects of one or several known trends in the relevant field and which would be able to implement the supported idea.
Application Information

Texts, which can be written in English, Spanish, or French, should be no longer than 4 pages. Each contribution received should also be accompanied by an abstract of the curriculum vitae not exceeding one page, along with an ID photo in the requested format used for official documents such as passports (scanned at more than 300 dpi if sent by electronic mail).

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Contact
Mr. Arnaud Drouet
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Social and Human Sciences Sector (UNESCO – SHS)

Competition “10 Ideas for Tomorrow’s Africa”
1 rue Miollis
75732 Paris
cedex 15
France
Tel: +33 1 45 68 38 24
a.drouet@unesco.org
shs@unesco.org

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