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We are pleased to announce the top three winners of the contest:

1st Place | Angelo Carlos Roxas, Improving Academic Performance of Underprivileged Students (Philippines, SDG 4: Good-Quality Education, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities)

2nd Place | Venuste Kubwimana: Water Kiosk in Schools (Kenya, SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 6: Water and Sanitation)

3rd Place | Aizhan Kul Mukhammed, Online Work Database for Youth (Kazakhstan, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure)

The following 4 Solution Videos were also shortlisted during the Global South-South Expo:

Albert Albala: Local Benefits of Shea Butter By-Products (Burkino Faso, SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption, SDG 2: Zero Hunger) 

Meder Dzhamanbaev: Business Trainings for Youth (Kyrgyz Republic, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth)

Mmekidmfon Umanah, Improving Hygiene and Healthcare for Youth (Nigeria, SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing Health, SDG 5: Gender Equality)

Anju Shrestha, Local Sustainable Products for Living (Nepal, SDG 7: Affordable Clean Energy, SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities) 

Thank you to all those who participated in the Contest, in helping us to better promote South-South cooperation and the role young people play in stimulating development, and in promoting cooperation and partnerships at various levels, from municipal and national to regional and global. We hope you continue doing great work within your communities, as young people’s openness for change and diversity contributes to better active participation in intercultural exchanges and dialogue.

 

 

 

Solution Awareness Trophies for TOP THREE SOLUTIONS

To promote awareness of effective development solutions from the Global South there are three Solution Awareness Trophies that will be awarded to the most relevant and popular development solutions participating in this Contest:

First place: US$ 5,000

Second place: US$ 2,000

Third place: US$ 1,000

Solution Awareness Trophy will be used to cover travel, accommodation, and other relevant costs contributing to the demand-driven South-South knowledge exchange involving the winning youth leader/organization.

Up to 7 development solutions will be shortlisted based on the number of votes received on the Youth4South Video Solution Entries Page by Saturday, 25 November 2017, 5 p.m. New York Time, and based on the fulfilment of the relevance criteria below (the latter given more weight).

The shortlisted solutions will then be reviewed by the selection panel and will compete for the three Solution Awareness Trophies.

The winning development solutions will be announced during the Global South-South Development EXPO 2017 that will take place in Antalya, Turkey during 27-30 November 2017.

Deadline

Deadline for online nomination of your development solution videos is 20 November 2017, 5 p.m. New York Time. Late entries will not be accepted.

Deadline for online voting through the Youth4South page is 25 November 2017, 5 p.m. New York time.

All relevant development solutions nominated in the framework of the Youth4South Solution Awareness Contest will be promoted globally through the southsouthworld.org online solutions portal and other relevant networks.

To see an example of a video solution entry, click here.

Please note that you are entitled to one vote in the contest. Once you vote you cannot change or vote again. We look forward to receiving your votes!

 

Who Can Nominate a Video Describing a Development Solution?

Individual young leaders or youth-led organizations from developing countries.

 

 

What to include in the video?

You can be as creative as you wish to tell the story about your development solution as long as its maximum duration of up to 100 seconds

However, the solution showcased in the video must meet the following relevance criteria: 

- Address at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals
- Tackle a specific problem and result in visible improvement

- Represent an already implemented initiative with known results, time required, and budget spent.

Preference in this Contest is given to innovative and cost-efficient solutions.
The videos should be in English and/or with English subtitles

 

  

How to Nominate a Video Describing a Development Solution?

- In order to nominate your Video, please upload your video to Youtube, and fill out the entry form 

- You may wish to read more information on South-South Cooperation before you begin making your video

See Video Solution Entries and Vote now!

Deadline for online nomination of your development solution videos is 20 November 2017, 5 p.m. New York Time. Late entries will not be accepted.

Deadline for online voting through the Youth4South page is 25 November 2017, 5 p.m. New York time.

Please note that you are entitled to one vote in the contest. Once you vote you cannot change or vote again. We look forward to receiving your votes!

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