NATIONAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION
How Can Young People Strengthen Accountability in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
Background of Competition:
This competition is organized and facilitated by the Reality of Aid Africa and Junior Chamber International Nairobi Chapter and will run between 1st November 2016 – 15th November 2016. The essay competition is part of efforts to curate young people’s views on the Second-High Level Meeting (HLM2) by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). GPEDC is an inclusive multi-stakeholder partnership that brings together the full range of development actors to ensure that finance, knowledge and policy have maximum impact on development results. The Global Partnership sustains political momentum for more effective development co-operation based on the shared principles of country ownership, focus on results, inclusive partnerships, and transparency and accountability. The Essay competition is being rolled out ahead of HLM2, which will be taking place in Nairobi from 28th November to 1st December 2016. More details on HLM2 can be found here
The competition engages students in tertiary institutions to apply their research, analytical, and writing skills, and/or personal experiences to develop captivating articles on the role young people play as active development actors. Particularly, the articles should discuss how the principle of Accountability can be strengthened towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the topic: “How Can Young People Strengthen Accountability in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?”