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.
The participants will gain networking opportunities, organized by the World Bank.
- October-December 2017: Story competition
- January 2018: Selection of three stories per country by a jury set by the local World bank Country office
- February 2018: Selection of 15 regional finalists by a jury set at the World Bank Headquarters. Selection of three finalists by a high-level jury, from which an overall winner will receive the Africa Region Social Inclusion Heroes Award during a ceremony to be held at the World Bank HQ during the Spring Meetings 2018.