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