World Bank Story Competition for African Youths

The Social Inclusion Heroes (SIH) Story Competition by The World Bank’s Africa Region and its Social Development Department .

World Bank Story Competition for African Youths


The World Bank’s Africa Region and its Social Development Department are launching a Story Competition to identify positive role models for African youth that illustrate a #AfricaCAN spirit.

Its primary purpose is to change Africa’s development narrative by highlighting inspirational and transformational African success stories.

The competition aims to identify some of the young Africans working  to support the inclusion of vulnerable people.

We hope that it will build up a community of Social Inclusion leaders.

The participants will gain networking opportunities, organized by the World Bank.

Stories will be judged on four points: (a) clarity, (b) the quality of information provided, (c) the relevance of the activity regarding social inclusion, and (d) the results.

World Bank Story Competition Eligibility.

Any person aged 40 or under on December 1, 2017, living in a sub-Saharan country where the World Bank has an office, can take part in the competition. However, World Bank Group staff and their dependents cannot participate. 

World Bank Story Competition Prizes.

  • May become one of the Social Inclusion Heroes,
  • Could win a trip to Washington, D.C., and other prizes.

How to Enter World Bank Story Competition.

Submission Details. Send us your story by email addressed to AFREC [email protected], with the following in the subject line : “Social Inclusion Heroes Competition”. You can either nominate yourself or someone else, provided that the proposed hero is under 40. Only one submission per entrant will be allowed.

Format. Submit your story in only one of the following formats: (a) a written essay, preferably as a Microsoft Word file attachment, not exceeding 700 words ; or (b) a 3 minute video, uploaded to YouTube, with the link shared in your mail ; or (c) a 3 minute audio recording in mp3 format. Longer submissions will be disqualified.

Mandatory accompanying documents. Your submission must be accompanied by these three documents: (a) one photo portrait of you in high resolution, (b) one photo illustrating the activity mentioned in the story, and (c) a page mentioning your name, date of birth, phone number, email address, and name of your organization (if any).

Submission deadline. December 15, 2017. Late submissions will be disqualified automatically

Language. The story must be in one of these three languages: English, French, or Portuguese.

 For more details, folllow the official link below:

Official Link 


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