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COMPETITION: Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) 2017, August 2016

Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business. EO GSEA is an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to make connections, find resources, and grow their businesses. The local chapters Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) will host live competitions at the local, regional or national level, which will serve as a qualifying event for GSEA Finals in Bangkok, Thailand. The live competition is reserved for undergraduate students (pursuing a bachelor's degree) only.

FELLOWSHIP: 2017 Future Founders Fellowship, August 2016

Future Founders

The 2017 Fellowship will take place from January – December 2017. As a Fellow, you’ll be a part of an exclusive community of up-and-coming innovators and changemakers representing diverse backgrounds, industries and schools from across the country.  Applicants should be a founding member who is a decision maker of a startup. Whether you are currently running a business or developing your idea, all startup stages are eligible. We are looking for the best of the best!

FELLOWSHIP: German Chancellor Fellowships for Tomorrow’s Leaders, August 2016

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme is targeted at university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil and India who have an international outlook and initial leadership experience. It addresses prospective decision-makers, multipliers and thought leaders from a broad range of professional fields such as politics, public administration and business as well as society and culture. The fellowships give them the opportunity to spend a year in Germany networking with other prospective leaders from abroad, who are also sponsored by the Humboldt Foundation, and to explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. 

Blogs

BLOG: Youth in Development: 'We're Tired of Being The Topic, Not The Leaders'

The Guardian

Young people are already spearheading the social entrepreneurial movement across the world. My own first venture, which worked on rural solar/biomass-based electricity generation, was launched when I was 19. I faced some difficulties initially due to being patronised, and working with government officials and even private sector leaders was challenging. There are currently two ways the sector talks about young people – as the beneficiaries of “youth development” or as participants of “youth-led development” but a lot of the time it’s not clear whether as a group we’re being portrayed as the problem or the solution.

BLOG: Social Change Through Transformational Leadership, August 2016

The MasterCard Foundation

Today’s youth have a truly revolutionary outlook on the world of work. They are ‘transformational leaders‘ who have an unique view that is firmly entrenched in the belief that anyone can make meaningful change in society over time. Young men and women are becoming active social entrepreneurs or joining start-ups, as well as taking roles in businesses, government, and civil society organizations to help transform them from the inside out.

BLOG: International Youth Day 2016: What do Rural Youth Want?

UN Blog Spot

Did you know that the world will need to feed two billion more people by 2050? Or that farmer populations in developing countries are ageing rapidly (the average age of farmers is about 60)? There are 1.2 billion young people living in developing countries and many of them could become the world’s next farmers and food producers.The only problem? Few rural youth see a future for themselves in agriculture. And in the world's poorest countries, opportunities for youth are often limited or non-existent, leaving them marginalized economically, socially and politically.